CMS has published an MLN Matters on “Transition to New Medicare Numbers and Cards” that summarizes the NMC program, progress, and expectations. Find it at https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/MLN-Publications-Items/ICN909365.html .
CMS has unveiled the design for the new Medicare cards that will be mailed to beneficiaries between April 2018 and April 2019. For security, the new cards will not contain Social Security Numbers, but a randomly-assigned number instead. The old cards should be shredded or otherwise destroyed. For the CMS press release on the design of the new cards, see https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2017-Press-releases-items/2017-09-14.html .
The new CROWNWeb Newsletter is available at http://mycrownweb.org/news/newsletters/ . It includes articles on:
- Review of the first month of Facility Dashboard data and Dashboard enhancements
- New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier or MBI (which project CMS has renamed “NMC” – see https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/new-medicare-card/)
- New ESRD QIP Reporting Deadlines
And announcement of an August 31, 2017 CW Town Hall Meeting.