Medicare Enrollment Changes
Beginning January 1, 2009, several changes occur relating to enrolling new providers with Medicare. Practices will no longer be able to file claims retroactively to the start date of the new provider. In 2009 and beyond, practices will only be able to bill for 30 days prior to the later of: the date of filing a clean (processable) Medicare provider application; or the date the new provider began furnishing services to Medicare patients. Internet based enrollment for providers in 15 states and the District of Columbia became effective December 1, 2008. Access to internet based enrollment can be found at https://pecos.cms.hhs.gov.