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Effective April, 2018, Medicare patients will be issued a new Subscriber ID and new ID card.
The new ID will be 11 characters long, and contain two dashes. The dashes are to make
the ID easier to read, but are not part of the ID. When entering the new ID
into DocPro, be sure to exclude the dashes, and also do not leave any spaces. So, the new
ID will be 11 characters with NO-DASHES and NO-SPACES. It is that easy.
The purpose of the new ID is to remove the patient's SSN from ID's, which is long overdue.
The new cards will be phased in during the next year, but all ID's must be changed by
April of 2019. Patients in our area of New England are suppose to get their new cards after
June of 2018. You can continue to use old ID's as needed during the phase in period.
You can use the following links to find out more about the new ID, but there may be no need to do so.