CMS delays PECOS multi-Factor authentication requirement

CMS delayed implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) for the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) until Jan. 10, 2022, according to the latest MLN Connects newsletter. PECOS will use the same multi-factor method as the Identity & Access Management System (I&A). Users who have set up MFA in I&A won’t need to do additional setup […]

CMS reminds providers to protect Medicare enrollment information

Providers should follow three steps in securing their Medicare enrollment information, according to CMS: Keep your Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) user ID and password secure and don’t share with others. Only an individual provider, Authorized or Delegated Official of an organizational provider, or Authorized Surrogate may view and update your enrollment […]

Review your demographic data as CMS plans system changes

CMS is transitioning to a new data source for a demographic data for all home health agencies and other post-acute providers. The demographic data include such items as the provider name, provider-mailing address, provider physical address, state and ZIP code, according to a notice on February 10. Demographic data are displayed on the Provider and […]