The Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) facilitates the Medicare provider enrollment process by furnishing health care providers and suppliers with an easier, faster, and more efficient alternative to paper-based enrollment in the Medicare program. Registered users may use the system for initial enrollment as well as to change, reactivate, or voluntarily terminate an existing enrollment record. Users may also add, change, or terminate reassignment of Medicare benefits.
To take advantage of Internet-based PECOS, applicants must first become a registered user of the system. However, registration requirements vary based upon whether the user is an individual physician/non-physician practitioner or a member of a provider/supplier organization.
Take advantage of these helpful checklists to ensure that you have the information you need to successfully complete your enrollment through Internet-based PECOS.
Providers and suppliers may use the PECOS Self-Service Application to view the status of an Internet-based PECOS enrollment application. Located on the PECOS website, this valuable resource allows users to enter required information (based on provider type) to formulate a query to search PECOS.
Find tips and resources to facilitate your experience with Internet-based PECOS, including online enrollment examples, preparation checklists, and educational products published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Learn the definitions of commonly used provider enrollment terms, find the answers to frequently asked questions about PECOS, and gain access to PECOS webinars.