Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN)
PTAN and NPI Relationship
- PTAN (Provider Transaction Access Number)
- CCN (CMS Certification Number)
- OSCAR (Online Survey Certification and Reporting)
Inactive PTANs are Deactivated
Medicare is mandated by CMS to deactivate PTANs not being used. The deactivation process occurs every month. A provider's PTAN is deactivated when an organization has not billed the Medicare program for four consecutive quarters. A PTAN is given an end-date when it is deactivated, meaning claims can get submitted prior to the end-date within a year of the service date.
Find my PTAN
- Notification Letter: Once the Provider's enrollment is approved, the CMS Regional Office will issue a notification letter with the PTAN, effective date and the provider agreement if applicable.
- Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS): PECOS is the most efficient way to find a PTAN. Follow these simple steps to find PTANs in PECOS.
- Log into Internet-based PECOS
- Select "My Associates" on PECOS home page
- Select "View Enrollments" by applicable individual or organizational enrollment
- Click on "View Medicare ID Report"
- PTAN or PTANs are listed in Medicare ID column
- CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Special Edition (SE)1216 - Examining the Difference between a National Provider Identifier (NPI) and a Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN)
Last Updated Oct 24, 2018