New Medicare CardsBeginning April of 2018, Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) began sending out new Medicare cards. Because this mailing is so large, your card might not come the same day as a family member's or friend's.
What Changed? Your Social Security number will no longer be displayed on the card. Instead, your new Medicare card will feature a number unique to you, called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). By replacing your Social Security number with an MBI, you are being protected from fraud and identity theft.
What Doesn't Change? Your benefits. All your coverage is the same. The number is the only thing that changed.
How Do I Get My New Card? Your new card will automatically be mailed to you at no cost.
When Do I Use My New Card? As soon as you get it, provide a copy to your doctor's office, hospital and any other medical providers. Make sure you destroy your old card so there is no confusion.
That is how it works. Wait for your new card to arrive, destroy your old card, and start using your new card as soon as you get it.
If you have any questions or issues with your new card, contact Jean Ann Holland or Debby Thompson at Sabetha Community Hospital at (785) 284-2121.