CMS Announces Wave 1 New Medicare Card Mailing is Complete
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that Wave 1 mailing of the new Medicare cards is now complete. This means that individuals living in the following states should now have their new cards:
- District of Columbia
- West Virginia.
If someone with Medicare in these states says they did not get a card, providers can advise them to:
- Sign into MyMedicare.gov to see if their card has been mailed their. If so, they can print an official card; they need to create an account if they do not have one.
- Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). They may need to correct something, such as their mailing address.
- Use their current card to get health care services.
CMS has printed a helpful resource sheet that providers can share with patients if it is needed.
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