New Medicare Card Webinars for Consumers, Medicare Beneficiaries, and Caregivers

Date of Publication march 9, 2018

In the past several months, CMS invited providers to attend a webinar on the new Medicare card. CMS is now asking those providers to host educational sessions which includes promoting these webinars and gathering consumers, Medicare beneficiaries, and caregivers in one location to watch and listen to one of the next series of webinars.

As a reminder, recent legislation requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards to address the current risk of beneficiary medical identity theft, and to replace the cards with a unique number for each Medicare beneficiary. These webinars will address the new card design, the timeframe of the mailings, scenarios, and what Medicare beneficiaries should do to ensure they receive their new card. These webinars will also provide timely information such as the 2018 Medicare cost-sharing amounts, explain the portal where a beneficiary can access their own personal Medicare claims, and information, and explain the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) which determines when someone is in outpatient vs. inpatient care.

The schedule of the webinars and registration links are below. CMS would be interested in hearing directly from providers who plan to host an event and can also provide materials and resources to share with attendees the webinar viewing. Please contact Lorelei Schieferdecker or Julie Julie Brookhart. If several people are joining to view a webinar at one location, we ask that you only register once for that webinar. NOTE: Please double check your email address when registering to make sure you receive the confirmation email with details on how to access the webinar.

Tuesday, April 17 
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Register here

Friday, April 20
10:00–11:00 a.m.
Register here

Thursday, April 26 
9:30–10:30 a.m.
Register here

Monday, April 30
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Register here

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