CMS Rolls Out New Enrollment Process via PECOS Registration

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Internet-based PECOS enrollment is available to physicians and non-physician practitioners in New Jersey.

This new Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) will allow physicians and non-physician practitioners to securely and electronically manage Medicare enrollment information. Registered users may:

 

        Submit an enrollment application to Medicare.

        View and Update existing enrollment information.

        View the status of applications submitted to Medicare from this website.

        Voluntarily withdraw enrollment in 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.

 

In contrast to the information collected on the CMS-855I, physicians and non-physician practitioners will no longer see questions that are not applicable to their enrollment scenarios when using Internet-based PECOS. 

 

This will cut down on the time it takes to complete, submit, and process a Medicare enrollment application for a new physicians or established physicians who wish to make changes to their enrollment information.

 

To be a registered user and log on to Internet-based PECOS, you must have the following:

If you are a health care provider and do not have an NPI, apply for one at NPPES (https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/) .

If you do not have an active web user account in NPPES, establish one by going to NPPES (https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/) .

If you need to update your account information, or if you have forgotten your User ID/Password, please visit NPPES (https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/) .

If you are having issues with your User ID/Password and are unable to Login, please contact the External User Services (EUS) Help Desk at 1-866-484-8049 or via email at EUSSupport@cgi.com

Physicians and non-physician practitioners who wish to access Internet-based PECOS may go here:

https://pecos.cms.hhs.gov.

 

Please note that a hard copy Certification Statement (for security reasons) and all required documentation (license, DEA certificates, etc.) must still be mailed. This Certification form and instructions will be on the PECOS web site.

 

For guidance on this issue, contact us through the Third Party Insurance Help Program.