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Transitioning from SSNs to New Medicare Identifier Numbers and Cards

New identifier numbers released to Medicare recipients

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has removed Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards. Previously, each Medicaid recipient had a Social Security Number (SSN)-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN). New Medicare identifier numbers replace the previous SSN-based numbers. Since April 2019, each Medicare member has been issued a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier […]

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