Subject: New Medicare Cards.
Date: March 6, 2018
Dear NV MGMA members and associates, this is a reminder that The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be issuing new Medicare cards later this year. CLICK HERE for a PDF from CMS with very useful background information, as well as the following link: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/Partners-and-Employers/Partners-and-employers.html
The new cards will have unique beneficiary ID numbers. Cards for beneficiaries in Nevada and Arizona will be issued sometime after June 2018, and those in California between April and June 2018.
This may be confusing for some patients and families, so we recommend that you work with your staff to ensure that the information in your practice management systems are updated accordingly.