New Medicare beneficiary card mailing begins in April

Beginning in April, CMS will be mailing all Medicare beneficiaries new Medicare cards that remove their social security numbers. CMS will be mailing the new cards in waves between in April and June 2018. Iowa's are expected to be mailed after June 2018. The change is intended to prevent fraud and identity theft.

In order to ensure claims processing, it is essential that billing systems are updated to account for the change-over to MBINs. CMS has created an informational page for providers explaining what they need to do to get ready.