Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI) / New Medicare Card


CMS is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to help fight identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars. In previous messages, CMS said that you must be ready by April 2018 for the change from the Social Security Number based Health Insurance Claim Number to the randomly generated Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (the new Medicare number). Up to now, CMS referred to this work as the Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI). Moving forward, CMS will refer to this project as the New Medicare Card.

To help you find information quickly, we designed a new homepage linking you to the latest details, including how to talk to your Medicare patients about the new Medicare Card. Bookmark the New Medicare Card homepage and Provider web page, and visit often, so you have the information you need to be ready by, April 1.2018


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