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Printed Date: 9/22/2015
Now there's a better way for physicians and non-physician practitioners to enroll or make a change in their Medicare enrollment information. The Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) will allow physicians and non-physician practitioners to enroll, make a change in their Medicare enrollment, or view their Medicare enrollment information on file with Medicare.
Internet-based 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 non-physician practitioners complete and submit only the information necessary to enroll or make a change in their Medicare enrollment record.
There are three basic steps to completing an enrollment action using Internet-based PECOS. Physicians and non-physician practitioners must:
While CMS encourages physicians and non-physician practitioners to print and retain a copy of the enrollment record for their records, physicians and non-physician 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 Internet-based PECOS, including important information that physicians and non-physician practitioners should know before submitting a Medicare enrollment application via Internet-based PECOS, go to the CMS website.
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Last Updated: 10/09/2018