What is the Pecos database?

What is the Pecos database?

The Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) is a database of physicians or non-physician practitioner who are enrolled with Medicare. It allows registered users to securely and electronically submit and manage Medicare enrollment information.

Is Pecos and NPI the same thing?

The PECOS system is a database of providers who have registered with CMS. A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is necessary to register in PECOS. Use that identifier to search for the provider in the database. If you don’t know the provider’s NPI number, you can search for their information in the NPI registry.

What does Pecos certified mean?

PECOS is the online Medicare enrollment management system which allows you to: Enroll as a Medicare provider or supplier. Revalidate (renew) your enrollment. Withdraw from the Medicare program.

How do I find my CMS certification number?

Go to the CMS website. You can find all the resources needed to obtain your CMS Certification Number at this link: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/MedicareProviderSupEnroll/EnrollmentApplications.html.

Is Pecos only for Medicare?

It is a database where physicians register with the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS). CMS developed PECOS as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The regulation requires all physicians who order or refer home healthcare services or supplies to be enrolled in Medicare.

Who uses Pecos?

If you are one of these professionals then you must register with PECOS: Physician Assistants, Certified Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Clinical Social Workers.

Is Pecos ID same as Medicare number?

The following walk-thru explains how a user can find their Medicare ID number in PECOS. Medicare numbers are also known as the CCN, P-Tan, Oscar, Provider number, or Medicare ID.

What is CMS certification number?

The CMS Certification number (CCN) replaces the term Medicare Provider Number, Medicare Identification Number or OSCAR Number. The CCN is used to verify Medicare/Medicaid certification for survey and certification, assessment-related activities and communications. The RO assigns the CCN and maintains adequate controls.

Is Ptan and CMS certification number the same?

According to Noridian, the Medicare Part A MAC for Jurisdiction F, the CCN (CMS Certification Number) and the OSCAR (Online Survey Certification and Reporting) are now synonymous with PTAN.

What are CMS Certification Numbers?

What is the difference between CCN and Ptan?

The CCN is used to identify each separately certified Medicare provider or supplier. It is used to track provider agreements and cost reports. The national provider identifier (NPI) and provider transaction account number (PTAN) are tied to the CCN.

How do I know if I have a Type 2 NPI?

In TherapyNotes, your Type II NPI is recorded in your Practice Information Settings (User Icon > Settings > Practice Information) and will be included on all claims submitted by your practice. This information will also be automatically entered on the appropriate documents when enrolling to submit electronic claims.

What is the difference between a Type 1 and Type 2 provider?

Type 1 is for the provider. For practices with multiple dentists, obtain a Type 1 NPI for each dentist. Type 2 is for group practices, incorporated dental practices or other business entities paid under their business or corporate name, or under their employer identification number (EIN).