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Medicare issues new numbers, cards to prevent fraud


December 6, 2019

From Montana Senior Medicare Patrol

As the result of recent fraud takedowns, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services identified a group of beneficiaries whose Medicare numbers were being fraudulently used to bill Medicare for unnecessary medical equipment and services. This was not due to a breach of personal information. To protect them from continued Medicare fraud, CMS gave them new Medicare numbers.

New cards with new numbers for affected beneficiaries will arrive with an accompanying letter that explains the situation and further actions to take.

The majority of beneficia...

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