Physicians and non-physician practitioners (NPPs) who are currently enrolled in Medicare but do not have an enrollment record in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) can expect to receive a one-time solicitation letter in the mail sometime soon.
CMS has instructed its contractors to conduct a targeted outreach to ensure that all who are billing Medicare also are enrolled in PECOS. Medicare enrollment and reporting responsibilities include maintaining an active enrollment status in PECOS. Physicians and NPPs who are not enrolled in PECOS may not eligible for future Medicare initiatives and incentives.
Contractors have until June 28 to send the letter.
Physicians and NPPs who do not have an enrollment record in PECOS or have not updated their enrollment record since 2003 have until Jan. 3, 2011 to do so.