PECOS Online Medicare Enrollment System Generates More Difficulties Than it Solves

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AddVal, Inc., a nationwide medical credentialing firm, announced recently a solution to help healthcare providers cope with the new CMS Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), an alternative to the paper (CMS-855) enrollment process.

AddVal, Inc., a nationwide medical credentialing firm, announced recently a solution to help healthcare providers cope with the new CMS Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), an alternative to the paper (CMS-855) enrollment process. Although PECOS was supposed to simplify the enrollment process, many providers are finding the system very difficult to navigate. The new system has several nuances that if not handled properly can interrupt a physician’s cash flow from Medicare. Many physicians who have attempted to comply with PECOS on their own have reported that it was a very difficult and constrained system to deal with.

“Medicare offers a source for assistance both with PECOS and in completing the 855 forms. However, each time a provider calls, they may receive conflicting directions. Once the specialist begins work on your application, it is crucial that the provider respond to the requests immediately. If you have supplied an email address, check for emails from Medicare regularly. One practice’s Medicare payments were stopped because of failure to respond to an email request,” explained Michelle McFarlane, founder and CEO of AddVal, Inc.

Healthcare providers in general agree, that without exception, Medicare credentialing is the most difficult to accomplish, and with many physicians’ payments coming from Medicare, it is imperative they understand how the process works. AddVal provides
hands-on expertise to accomplish the PECOS enrollment process and insure there is no disruption in the provider’s Medicare cash flow. The company’s services can be customized to fit any size organization – from a solo to the largest group practice.

About AddVal Inc.
Founded in 1995, AddVal currently serves over 5,000 clients, providing experienced medical credentialing. The company employs a unique blend of talented individuals experienced in clinical administration, healthcare insurance and medical credentialing. This team, combined with a singular focus on credentialing, produces unrivaled results for clients.

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