Problem With Medicare’s PECOS Being Resolved, Officials Say


A software update to Medicare’s Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) implemented last month has created problems associated with existing and new group reassignments.

Because of this, data from PECOS to the Multi-Carrier System for these changes have been delayed for all Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has assembled a team to resolve the issue by July 16, Novitas Solutions, the MAC for Texas, said on its website.

Despite the issue, all physicians and health care providers should continue to submit applications, Novitas said.

“Internet-based PECOS applications are the quickest method of submission and processing, although you may submit either via Internet-based PECOS web or paper applications,” the FAQ said. “Application processing will continue at each of the MACs as normal. Please also continue to respond to requests for additional information.”

More information, including an FAQ, can be found on Novitas Solutions’ website.

Last Updated On

July 11, 2019

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