New Medicare Cards introduced

To address the risk of medical identity theft, Section 501 of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) mandates the removal of the Social Security Number (SSN)-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) from Medicare ID cards. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uses HICN with multiple parties including Medicare providers and plans. Security for Medicare members …