Episode Alert Releases PECOS Search

Episode Alert has released free online Ordering & Referring PECOS Search

What is PECOS?

PECOS (Provider Enrollment and Chain/Ownership System) is the e-portal that physicians use to enroll in Medicare. Some physicians don't have current records in PECOS because they haven't submitted any enrollment information updates to Medicare within the last 5 years.

With the launch of our brand new real-time PECOS search, we aim to make things as simple as possible when it comes to finding out if you or your physicians are enrolled in the Provider, Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System.

PECOS was put into place on January 6th, 2014. The main function of the system was to better combat Medicare fraud says CMS. Which has reported a downward trend in Medicare fraud cases.

The PECOS electronic system is an absolute must for any providers. If a provider does not enroll in the system there is a great chance they will suffer denials on their claims they send to Medicare. Luckily this program is free for most providers and all you need to is enroll. However, if you may need to check: HERE if you need to provide a fee for enrollment.

Be aware that there are currently two ways you may enroll in the Provider, Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) you can either do this online at : PECOS CMS

Your other option will be to fill out a paper form and mail it in. Please be advised, do not attempt to complete the signup process online and also through mail as this may impact the approval time. Approval time for providers who choose to enroll online can expect to find out there status 45 days after their application is submitted. If you choose the paper application this will add time onto the approval process.

If you have any doubt as to whether you are enrolled or not. You can simply click here and enter your information and we will run a real-time PECOS search for you.