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Last Modified: 5/14/2020 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part B

Eligibility self-verification FAQ

Q: I am an ordering/referring provider. How do I know whether I am eligible to order/refer items or services for Medicare beneficiaries?
A: An ordering/referring provider can verify if he or she is eligible to order or refer beneficiary services by checking the internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) external link to ensure his or her enrollment record is not only current but also includes his or her classification as a specialty or type of provider eligible to refer items or services for a Medicare beneficiary.
The following specialties are eligible to order/refer items or services for Medicare beneficiaries:
Doctor of medicine or osteopathy
Dental medicine
Dental surgery
Podiatric medicine
Physician’s assistant
Certified clinical nurse specialist
Nurse practitioner
Clinical psychologist
Certified nurse midwife
Clinical social workers
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Source: CR 6417
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