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Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services To Mail New Cards To Members
Updated May 31, 2017 8:24 AM | Filed under: Health
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(UNDATED) - Next April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin mailing renumbered Medicare cards to the health program's 57.7 million enrollees to comply with a law that mandated the removal of Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards.

The renumbered cards are intended to prevent identity theft, and will replace the decades-old system in which a person's Social Security Number and Medicare account number were identical.

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