DME MACs remind physicians of PECOS rules

Friday, December 20, 2013

BALTIMORE – Beginning Jan. 6, CMS will withhold payments to providers who provide DMEPOS prescribed by physicians not enrolled in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), the four DME MACs reiterated in a letter to physicians this month. Physicians must enroll and register in PECOS, and have a specialty that makes them eligible to order DMEPOS for Medicare beneficiaries. “Help your DMEPOS supplier to continue providing quality service to your Medicare patients by promptly enrolling in PECOS, or by updating your existing Medicare enrollment information if you have not done so recently,” the said in the letter.