Provider Enrollment Application Average Processing Time

Published 02/16/2024

Palmetto GBA strives to provide a superior customer experience and considers provider enrollment application processing timeframes to be a major part of that effort. 

Choosing to submit your application using the Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) via the internet will drastically decrease the total processing time as well as ensure all signatures and supporting documentation are provided at submission. Click Here to submit your application via PECOS.

Reasons Enrollment Application Processing Is Delayed

  • Application not signed appropriately
  • Application incomplete and supporting documentation not included, this will require development requests and prolong the processing timeframes
  •  Application may be impacted by clock stoppages due to several reasons, please view the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (PDF) on page 405 for the full list
  • To avoid potential delays, please ensure all applicable sections of the application are complete and supporting documentation is attached at the time of submission

The information below represents the number of days allowed by the CMS for Palmetto GBA to complete the processing of submitted enrollment applications. 

Application Type and Submission Method Processing Timeframes
Paper Application
(Not requiring a site visit, development, or fingerprint)
65 calendar days
Paper Application
(Requiring a site visit, development, or fingerprint)
100 calendar days
Internet PECOS Submitted Application
(Not requiring a site visit, development, or fingerprint)
50 calendar days
Internet PECOS Submitted Application
(Requiring a site visit, development, or fingerprint)
85 calendar days

Note: The above timeframes do not account for clock stoppage time. Processing timeframes begin on the date application was received.


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