Online Medicare Enrollment: Internet-based PECOS
The internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) will allow physicians and nonphysician practitioners to enroll, make a change in their Medicare enrollment, or view their Medicare enrollment information on file with Medicare.
PECOS is a scenario-driven application process with front-end editing capabilities and built-in help screens. The scenario-driven application process will ensure that physicians and nonphysician practitioners complete and submit only the information necessary to enroll or make a change in their Medicare enrollment record.
In completing an enrollment action using PECOS, physicians and nonphysician practitioners must:
- Have an NPPES User ID and password to use PECOS
- For security reasons, physicians and nonphysician practitioners should change passwords periodically, at least once a year. For information on how to change a password, go to the NPPES Application help page and select the "Reset Password" page under the NPPES Application help page.
- Go to Internet-based PECOS and complete, review and submit the electronic enrollment application via PECOS
While CMS encourages physicians and nonphysician practitioners to print and retain a copy of the enrollment record for their records, physicians and nonphysician practitioners should only mail supporting documents to Palmetto GBA and must utilize the e-signature process or upload the certification statement via PECOS upload functionality. Contractors can no longer accept mailed paper certification statements per Change Request 10845.
For information about PECOS, including important information that physicians and nonphysician practitioners should know before submitting a Medicare enrollment application via PECOS, go to the CMS website.