Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CMS Will Postpone Denying Claims from Doctors Not in PECOS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will no longer enforce the January 3, 2011 deadline for denying claims for services performed by providers not listed in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS). PECOS was developed to move the Medicare enrollment process to an electronic format.

This is the second time PECOS enforcement has been postponed. CMS has not announced a new enforcement date; however, they encourage providers who have not enrolled in PECOS to do so sooner rather than later.

Source: BNA

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