Medicare Beneficiaries should be on the lookout for a re-issuance of the new Medicare card in the mail. Read this press release from CMS:
“As the result of recent fraud takedowns, CMS identified a group of beneficiaries whose Medicare numbers were being fraudulently used to bill Medicare for unnecessary medical equipment and services. To protect them from Medicare fraud, we gave them new Medicare numbers. We sent new cards (with new numbers) to affected beneficiaries with an accompanying letter that explains the situation and what they need to do. The majority of beneficiaries should have received their new cards by the end of last week. This should not impact their access to care or ability to enroll in Medicare plans during Open Enrollment. People who have concerns or experience a problem should call 1-800-MEDICARE for assistance.
When people with Medicare receive their new card in the mail, it is important that they:
- Securely destroy their old card with the compromised Medicare number.
- Share their new Medicare number with their health care providers.
- Start using their new Medicare card right away.
- Protect their Medicare number just like a credit card. “
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