OK, so Medicare has announced that they are issuing new Medicare cards that will have a Medicare ID number rather than the Social Security number. On the surface this appears to solve the problem of SS numbers being stolen from medical offices. Unfortunately this change comes way too late to be of any good to current Medicare holders. For example I spoke with the IT folks at a very large medical center in my city. These folks indicated that their software is being changed to use the new Medicare ID number as the unique number for each patient. BUT they will NOT be removing the SS number from their systems.
So what good does the new card do? Comments anyone?
Edited by hamluis, 16 October 2017 - 07:47 AM.
Moved from Gen Security to Gen Chat - Hamluis.