Lost in PECOS
Posted July 19, 2010
As a diligent physician, I filed a PECOS -- Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System -- application last November. After many calls and faxes, I was assured that my application was complete on Jan. 13, 2010.
To my surprise, I found out two months later I still was not in PECOS. This time I applied online myself. And now, again, one of my durable equipment suppliers informed me he could not find me in the system. Sure enough, the application I had completed had magically disappeared.
Elisabeth Lernhardt, MD, Penn Valley, Calif.
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