Enroll/Make Changes via PECOS Web

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Enroll in Medicare

Before jumping into Medicare Enrollment applications, it is best to be prepared. To ensure an enrollment has everything necessary to properly complete a Medicare application(s), select one of the specialties below.

Prepare and Get Started

View Enrollment related terms on the Terms and Definitions webpage.

Topic Brief Details
Obtain NPI via NPPES as it is required for all enrollments

NPPES - Enrollments use NPPES to apply for NPIs and to keep their NPI information up-to-date, including addresses, phone numbers, and taxonomy codes

Enrollments must obtain at least one Type 2 (Organization) NPI. The number of type-2 NPIs an organization obtains is an individual business decision.

  • Type 2 NPIs - Physician groups, hospitals, nursing homes, group practices, pharmacies (not all-inclusive listing)

When there are changes in information such as name, tax identification number (TIN), address, primary practice location, taxonomy code, contact person and/or authorized officials, providers must update their NPPES information and their Medicare enrollment within 30 days

View the National Provider Identifier (NPI) webpage for more details.


Application Timeframes

Application Type Processing Time
PECOS On average, it can take 45 calendar days before application is sent to state and CMS for approval
Paper On average, it can take 60 calendar days before application is sent to state and CMS for approval


Required Applications and Tips

Providers may submit applications in one of two ways.

  1. Internet-based PECOS (highly encouraged method) - PECOS Web allows enrollments to securely submit applications and review/update current file information via the Internet. Prior to submission, providers must upload all required supporting documentation and electronically sign the certification statement
  2. Paper - Part A enrollments will need to complete an 855A application. This can be found on the forms portion of the website.
  3. Enrollment on Demands (EoDs) - Step-by-step self-paced tutorial to help filling out paper applications only. Watch our Enrollment on Demand videos.

Enrollments Noridian does not Enroll
Noridian does not process all specialty type applications. Even if they are within the state we cover. Below are the enrollment types we do not handle:

  • Histocompatibility Lab
  • Indian Health Services Facility
  • Organ Procurement Organization (OPO)
  • Religious Non-Medical Healthcare Institution (RNCHI)

To find out which MAC processes the applications, go to the "Who are the MACs" page maintained by CMS.


Last Updated Sep 04, 2019