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A Guide to PECOS

Medicare's Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System

Bonnie Adams, Information Management Coordinator, Schenectady Anesthesia Associates, discusses PECOS, a medicare provider enrollment system that collect information from the CMS-855S (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) enrollment forms.

CMS implemented PECOS in an effort to streamline the medicare enrollment process. It should take less than 45 days from time of submission to approval.

Related Reading
Don’t risk suspension of your Medicare payments: check your PECOS record prior to July 6, 2010.
Duffy E. J Med Pract Manage. 2010 Jul-Aug;26(1):30-1

PECOS may cost you some pesos.
Silva E 3rd. J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Jul;7(7):475-6.

PECOS Confusion: Who Has to Enroll? Don’t Ask.
Ortolon K. Tex Med. 2010 May 1;106(5):49-53.

For more information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, please visit: www.CMS.gov