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The new form applies to both physicians and non-physician practitioners who use paper applications to Medicare. If providers are completing the enrollment forms online via PECOS, the most up-to-date application is already available.
New Enrollment Form Changes Reduce Provider Burden
Although many changes to the enrollment form are minor, the more major modifications are welcome and will reduce the burden on providers. These include:
Expanded instructions for individual and group affiliations that will help to simplify reporting.
Eliminating the reporting requirements for advanced diagnostic imaging, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments number, and the FDA radiology certification number.
Making it optional to include a contact person.
Creating a more logical data flow.
Adding electronic storage information if paper records are no longer kept.
The new application is available for immediate use. Note that Medicare Administrative Contractors will continue to accept the 7/2011 application form through April 30, 2019. After that date, however, the new form must be used.
Another important note: If you are using paper applications, always pull the form from CMS so you don’t accidentally use an older version.
If you require medical credentialing and payer enrollment needs for your practice or medical facility, please contact 1st Assistant. Our experienced and dedicated specialists will provide all credentialing and enrollment services quickly and will monitor your account for ongoing updates and re-attestations. Heidi Henderson, our company owner and President, is eager to meet you and discuss your payer enrollment needs. Please call us at 512.201.2668 or contact us via the website.
Our credentialing experts are here to help you assess exactly which solutions you need and let you know how inexpensively we could put you on the right track. 1ˢᵗ Credentialing includes primary source verification and payor enrollment for all insurance networks including Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal and insurance networks. Don’t wait another minute, contact our terrific team today!