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Last Modified: 6/28/2022 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

CMS-588 Electronic funds transfer (EFT)

EFT is a form of direct deposit that allows the transfer of Medicare payments directly from a Medicare contractor’s bank to a provider’s bank account. CMS requires that all providers enrolling or changing existing enrollment information must use EFT.
The EFT authorization agreement form may be submitted online through internet-based PECOS external link or downloaded from the CMS website external pdf file. The form must be complete, accurate, and include the original signature of the authorized/delegated official as well as the signature date. (Note: when submitting through internet-based PECOS, the EFT form is available for electronic signature).
In April 2022, the PECOS user interface will be updated with additional Part A functionality. As a result, providers submitting new Part A EFT information may see an extended prenote period prior to the EFT becoming effective.

Internet-based PECOS instructions:

New Medicare providers – the EFT should be part of your initial enrollment
Existing Medicare providers – change or add EFT information

Mailing instructions

Mail the completed CMS-588 Form to:
First Coast Service Options
PO Box 3409
Mechanicsburg PA 17055-1849

Check the status of your application with the Enrollment status lookup

Complete and accurate applications will usually be processed within 45-60 days. You will receive a confirmation letter when all processing has been completed.
To check the status of your EFT application or any other provider enrollment application, you may use First Coast’s Enrollment status lookup. This versatile application allows you to check the status of your enrollment in the Medicare program in two ways. You may search for all pending applications by entering your National Provider Identifier (NPI) and provider transaction access number (PTAN), or you may check the status of a specific application by entering the 9 or 10-digit document control number (DCN) (listed in your acknowledgement letter).
If you have a general question about EFT agreements, you may call the appropriate number below:
Medicare Provider Enrollment Part A & B -- (888) 845-8614
Medicare Part A application -- (888) 664-4112
Medicare Part B application -- (866) 454-9007
Puerto Rico
Medicare Provider Enrollment Part A & B -- (888) 845-8614
Medicare Part A application -- (877) 908-8433
Medicare Part B application -- (877) 715-1921
U.S. Virgin Islands
Medicare Provider Enrollment Part A & B -– (888) 845-8614
Medicare Part A application -- (888) 664-4112
Medicare Part B application -- (866) 454-9007
A group does not need to submit an EFT form for each of its members. Only the group submits the form and indicates the group PIN and NPI if issued.
First Coast Service Options (First Coast) strives to ensure that the information available on our provider website is accurate, detailed, and current. Therefore, this is a dynamic site and its content changes daily. It is best to access the site to ensure you have the most current information rather than printing articles or forms that may become obsolete without notice.