CMS delays PECOS edit

Thursday, April 25, 2013

WASHINGTON – CMS is pushing back the start date for edits to the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS). In a bulletin, CMS cited “technical issues” for delaying the May 1 start date. The edits, once implemented, will deny claims that contain the names of physicians not enrolled in PECOS. CMS said it would advise on a new implementation date in the “near future.” In the meantime, informational edits will continue to be sent for those claims that would have been denied had the edits been in place.