July 9, 2012:
As part of new risk screening criteria required by the Affordable Care Act, all health care providers and suppliers who enrolled in Medicare before March 25, 2011, must have their enrollment revalidated. In addition, if you are not currently receiving Medicare payments through electronic funds transfer (EFT), you will have to agree to receive payments through EFT as part of the revalidation process.
If you submitted your enrollment application to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) after March 25, 2011, you do not need to revalidate your enrollment.
The Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will send out revalidation notices in phases from now until 2015. The first phase of notices were sent to providers who are billing, but are not currently in PECOS (Provider, Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System). Here's what you'll need to do to revalidate your enrollment:
Once you submit your enrollment forms, you must print, sign, date and mail in your certification statement and all required supporting documentation immediately.
If you do not submit your forms by the deadline, CMS may deactivate your Medicare billing privileges.