At this time, we want you to be aware of important changes that are taken place in Medicare effective immediately. These changes will affect your reimbursement and ordering/referring services for Medicare beneficiaries.
Beginning July 6, 2010 - Medicare requires that all referring/ordering physicians and suppliers must be enrolled in Medicare’s Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS). If you enrolled over 6 years ago with Medicare and have not updated your files, you will not have a current Medicare enrollment record in PECOS, because PECOS did not exist at that time; you will be required to update your enrollment status.
If you are still receiving paper checks, change locations but have not informed Medicare or changed your corresponding address, these kinds of issues will delay your reimbursement and ordering/referring privileges with Medicare. Those providers who will not be enrolled in PECOS and refer patients to you for services, will also impact you, as you will not be reimbursed for the services or supplies you provided to the referred patients.
Right now it must be your priority to update your Medicare files!
The application process takes up to 45 days to process; therefore, you should not wait until the last minute to enroll. WCH can help you by processing your updates and ensure you will not lose your reimbursement due to neglect. Please contact our general manager Olga Khabinskaya at (718) 934-6714 ext 1201 or via email at OlgaK@wchsb.com to start your update today.
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