Please Note: The following educational activity is jointly sponsored by National Government Services and the University of Kentucky (UK) HealthCare CECentral.
Do you order laboratory tests, radiology services, other types of diagnostic tests, diabetes self management training, medical nutrition therapy or durable medical equipment or supplies?
If the answer is yes, your National Provider Identifier (NPI) is entered on claims sent to Medicare as an ordering/referring physician. Beginning January 3, 2011 when those claims reach your Medicare contractor and the NPI entered as the ordering/referring is not in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) those claims will reject and not be paid.
If you order or refer items or services for Medicare beneficiaries and you do not have an enrollment record in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), you need to submit an enrollment application to Medicare.
The fastest, easiest way to enroll is through the Internet-based PECOS. To learn more about the January 3, 2011 deadline review the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Special Edition article SE1011.
Please visit the UK CECentral Web site at http://www.cecentral.com/ and type PECOS in the search field to locate a 45-minute course that will help get you prepared for secure, online enrollment. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Thank you,
National Government Services, Inc.
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