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New Web site walks docs through PECOS

New Web site walks docs through PECOS

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The Golden Boys movie Here's a resource that may help bring your physician referral sources up to speed on PECOS. It's a new Web site created by HME provider Chris Rice. I clicked around the site last week, and it's very clear and easy to understand.

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Here's some more information and a link to the site.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - HME provider Chris Rice has created a Web site that other providers can use to show their physician referral sources how to comply with the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS).

“It's all CMS's information,” said Rice, director of marketing for Diamond Respiratory Care, in Riverside. “It's just combined in an easier to find, more manageable site.”

Rice developed the site after discovering that most doctors know nothing about PECOS, and once they did learn about it, “we had nowhere to send them.” The site explains what PECOS is and helps doctors enroll in PECOS.

It also explains how the program will impact providers and patients. Much is at stake with PECOS: Starting Jan. 4, 2010, CMS will begin rejecting claims that include the names and NPI numbers of physicians and non-physician practitioners that aren't listed in the system.

- Mike Moran

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