New Medicare Card Open Door Forum

New Medicare Card Open Door Forum

The new Medicare card Open Door Forum (ODF) will share ongoing information about the new Medicare cards with physicians and other health care providers, and their practice management systems effected by The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, which requires us to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new randomly generated Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards for Medicare transactions, like billing, eligibility status, and claim status.

Visit the new Medicare card webpage to learn more.


***Updated Agenda: September 10, 2019 - The proposed agenda for the next New Medicare Card, Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 2:00pm - 3:00pmET is as follows Announcements & Updates; New Medicare Card Project Update:

/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/Open-Door-Forums. If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397 Conference ID: 4676500. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.

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