As part of their Healthy University season, Lucas County Health Center (LCHC) will hold a “New Medicare Card for Medicare Beneficiaries” webinar on Thursday, April 26 at 9:30 AM in the Education Room at LCHC.
This event, which is completely free of charge, is designed to share information about changes to Medicare cards. Recent legislation requires The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (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. This webinar 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. Additionally, this webinar will provide timely information about the 2018 Medicare cost-sharing amounts, explain the myMedicare.gov 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.
This event is made possible by Healthy University sponsors including: Red Haw Family Medical Center, Johnson Machine Works, Hy-Vee, Inc., Midwest Heritage Bank, Casey’s General Store, Chat Mobility, Chariton Vision Center, Community 1st Credit Union, Ellis Greenhouse, The Porch: A Neighborhood Coffee House, US Cellular, and MDL Insurance.
For more information or to register, call Jena Wiley, Marketing Manager, at (641) 774-3219.