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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Physician Note:

CMS Vastly Improves PECOS System

Plus: Avoid these diagnoses on your hospice claims to quell denials. As most Part B practices are aware, registering with CMS's PECOS system has had its share of headaches--but thanks to a few recent improvements, you could be getting some relief. On August 13, CMS announced several enhancements to its online PECOS enrollment system that may make your life easier, as follows: You can now submit your entire enrollment application online -- gone are the days of having to mail copies of supporting documentation If you reassign benefits to organizations with multiple locations, you'll be able to designate a primary and secondary practice location on your enrollment application You can now enter more than one contact person in the PECOS \"contact information\" section The \"geographic location\" section of the enrollment application will now allow you to enter a county designation For more on the PECOS system, visit https://pecos.cms.hhs.gov/pecos/login.do.