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A patient's Medicare number is printed on their Medicare Health Insurance card under the "Medicare Claim Number" heading, as stated by My Medicare Matters. This number is used by Medicare and medical providers to determine what services Medicare covers.


A Medicare number is an identifier and proof of medical insurance that beneficiaries must provide in order to receive treatment at a doctor's office or hospital, according to AARP. An individual's Medicare number is usually his Social Security number followed by one or two additional digits.


To determine your Medicare number, locate the series of numbers and letters listed after Medicare Claim Number on your Medicare Health Insurance Card, according to Medicare.gov. The Medicare number is typically very close to or exactly the same as your Social Security number, states My Medicare Matt


Medicare numbers can be found on Medicare cards and also on much of the correspondence from the Social Security Administration or the Medicare provider. Medicare numbers can also be obtained by visiting a local SSA office or by calling the Medicare provider and establishing the member's identity.


As of 2015, users can access Medicare forms from its official U.S. Government website, at Medicare.gov. The website also offers downloadable podcasts, eBooks and publications that contain relevant information for people with Medicare.


Links to the most commonly used Medicare forms are available online at Medicare.gov, the U.S. government site for Medicare. A searchable database of many Medicare forms is available at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website.


Individuals can search for Medicare provider numbers on the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System website, using the National Provider Identifier Registry search tool, states the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The database is updated daily.


A doctor or medical provider obtains a Medicare provider number after completing the online application or mailing a completed application and receiving approval. A provider enrollment, chain and ownership system provides the online application, while prospective participants use CMS-855 for mail ap


The Physician Compare platform on Medicare.gov offers information on Medicare providers in your area, which includes the physician's name, phone number and location. Physicians are narrowed down according to your location and medical condition.


As of 2015, individuals have the option to apply for Medicare Part A online. They may do so by using the online application provided by the Social Security Administration. Once the applicant submits the form, Medicare processes the application and sends a Medicare card to the applicant via mail.