CMS Announces Wave 1 New Medicare Card Mailing is Complete

PUBLISHED: Jul 13, 2018
Relevant to: All Healthcare Organizations

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:

  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • 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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