On April 30, 2009, CMS will hold a Special Open Door Forum to discuss the availability of Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) and the implementation of regulatory provisions. During this call, CMS staff will discuss:

  • Internet-based PECOS for physicians, non-physician practitioners and provider and supplier organizations
  • Provider and supplier reporting responsibilities
  • Final adverse actions
  • Change of practice locations
  • Change of ownership
  • Other reportable events
  • Effective date of Medicare billing privileges and retrospective billing for physicians, certain non-physician practitioners, and physician and non-physician practitioner organizations
  • Revalidation efforts

More information, including an audio recording of the event, will be posted on the CMS website.