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Medicare replacing cards

May 10, 2018

Washington — Over the next year, Medicare patients will receive cards with new numbers known as Medicare beneficiary identifiers, replacing the cards based on Social Security numbers. All cards using Social Security numbers will be replaced by April 2019.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recommends using the transition period to make sure your system can accept Medicare beneficiary identifiers and to make sure you use the MBI to bill as soon as you get a patient’s new number.

For more information, visit and hit the “Medicare” tab at the top of the screen.