How to Perform a PECOS Lookup to Verify Physician Credentials

What is PECOS?
Created by CMS, PECOS stands for Provider, Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System and is a database for physicians who have registered with CMS. The Affordable Care Act requires physicians and other eligible non-physician practitioners (NPPs) to enroll in the Medicare Program to order/refer items or services for Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare will deny claims for services or supplies that require an order/referring provider to be identified,

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Free Webinar: 2014 Regulatory Update for Hospice

2014 Regulatory Update: What’s on the Hospice Regulatory Horizon.
Click here to get today’s webinar handout on the 2014 Regulatory Update.
Please join Deanna Loftus, Director of Regulatory Compliance for HEALTHCAREfirst as she reviews the latest information regarding the Hospice 2014 regulatory update and how it could affect you.

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2014 PPS Final Rule: Home Health Regulatory Review Webinar Recording and Q&A

2014 PPS Final Rule for Home Health.
Many thanks to those who attended Tuesday’s webinar regarding 2014 PPS Final Rule regulatory changes for the home health industry.
Presented by Director of Regulatory Compliance, Deanna Loftus, the webinar reviewed the final rule and what it might mean for home health.  Topics included: review of the 2014 PPS final rule and payment update,

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PECOS Enrollment for Home Health and Hospice

PECOS Enrollment Validation.
There is have been a lot of questions regarding the PECOS enrollment and I will attempt to answer them all in this post.
PECOS stands for Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System. It manages, tracks and validates all enrollment data. You can view the powerpoint here.
In the April 21,

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