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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

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Enrolled in PECOS Last Year? You'll Still Have to Revalidate, This MAC Says

Practices groaned at the notion that they'll have to track down physicians for more signature statements, despite doing so just last Thanksgiving.Remember last year, when you scoured your facility asking each physician to sign signature statements to get them into PECOS? Get ready to do it again as part of CMS's revalidation process. At least that's the word from the Part B Jurisdiction 13 Ask the Contractor Teleconference, hosted by NGS Medicare on Sept. 13."You have no doubt heard that CMS is requiring that all Medicare providers revalidate their Medicare provider enrollment information," said NGS's Jim Bavoso during the call. "In a nutshell, CMS is asking any provider who is not currently in the PECOS system to enroll, and to do it quickly. That's phase one. The second part, stage two, is any provider who enrolled prior to March 25, 2011 will have to revalidate their information," Bavoso added.Play the [...]

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