Now you can use one log-in through Medicare to access several of your accounts.
Using one user ID and password in the Identity and Access (I&A) management system, you can access the Medicare Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS); the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Registration and Attestation System; and the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES), the registry for the National Provider Identifier.
This change went into effect Oct. 7, 2013. If you had an existing account for logging in to PECOS and/or EHR, you can use your previous NPPES or PECOS user ID and password to log into the I&A system. All existing accounts used to access PECOS and EHR, as well as NPPES user IDs used to access all systems, have been converted. You may be prompted to reset your password or to reverify your information and create a new user ID, depending on when you last accessed your previous account. If you are not sure if you have an account, you can check by using the "forgot user ID or password" link on the I&A, PECOS, or NPPES homepage.
For help in using the I&A system, see the following from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:
- How to Create an Account (PDF): How to create an account if you are an individual provider, or an authorized or delegated official for your organization, or to work on behalf of providers;
- How to register as an Authorized Official for your Organization (PDF): How to register with CMS as an authorized or delegated official;
- Setting Up Staff (PDF): How to add credentialing staff to your health care organization or third-party organization;
- Connections (PDF): How a health care or third- party organization can request to work on behalf of a provider as a surrogate; and
Published Jan. 7, 2013
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