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Category Archives: Credentialing
Telemedicine… A Future Revenue Stream?
Many facilities and providers are looking at providing telehealth or telemedicine services. Given that this is a relatively new technology and service, the revenue stream is questionable. Understanding what the position of each payer is and whether or not they … Continue reading
Major Improvements to the Internet-based PECOS System
Over the last year, CMS has listened to your feedback about Internet-based PECOS and made improvements to increase access to more information. PECOS is easier to use than ever with the following upgrades that are now available:
Answers to Your Top Medicare Enrollment Questions
Don’t assume the online Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) process is too complicated and that you’re better off enrolling on paper. PECOS has undergone a facelift that eases the process, but you have to learn some basics to … Continue reading
PECOS Update: Power User Group Mtg 9/27/12
I am sitting here in Baltimore at CMS’s PECOS Power User Group Meeting and thought it would be a great time to provide you with an update on many of the new details coming to PECOS soon.
Another Identifier – HPID… Are you kidding?
Friday, HHS posted a news release that really caught me by surprise. We have another new identifier that is supposed to reduce confusion and efforts by physicians to get paid. Gee, I thought the NPI was supposed to be the … Continue reading
PECOS surrogate program – how you can legally enroll on behalf of providers
Your longstanding but technically illegal habit of allowing non-physician staff to log into CMS’ web-based Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) using the physician’s username and password soon will become legal under a new surrogate program. But you must … Continue reading
Medicare’s PECOS Rules Change Ability to Refer
Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) rules finalized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make it easier for physicians to refer patients to specialists.
CMS Increases Enrollment Submission Window
CMS is making enrollment easier. This has nothing to do with the 60 days you have to complete a revalidation after you receive the revalidation notice in the mail.
PECOS Update: New “Surrogate” Program Coming Soon
Reprinted from the Kinnser Software Home Health Blog March 28, 2012 by Karen Brooks Amid the myriad improvements the Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) database system has undergone in recent years is a new program that a … Continue reading
PECOS – Medicare Enrollment Made Easier
I have been involved with the PECOS Power User Focus Group for about two years now. We have been very involved with reviewing suggested updates by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center for Program Integrity … Continue reading