The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it has updated the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) to allow providers and suppliers to submit electronic copies of all supporting documentation during the Medicare Enrollment application submission process to a digital documentation repository (DDR). Prior to this enhancement, providers and suppliers were required to mail copies of all supporting documentation to their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).
The DDR will also apply to any requests from the MACs for additional documentation that may be essential to completely process the enrollment applications, and it will be available for PECOS users to upload Changes of Information (COI) applications and revalidation applications.
Uploaded documents must be in a PDF or TIFF file format, and be equal to or less than 10MB per file. Users will have the ability to classify documents that are uploaded based on the document type and to upload more than one document of a particular type, to add or delete previously submitted documents as part of a COI application submission, and view and/or print any supporting documentation that was previously submitted and is currently associated with an enrollment record.
A “Digital Document Repository (DDR) How to Guide” is available at the CMS website.