PECOS is a database of physicians at Medicare.
When a physician prescribes an item, such as home medical equipment or services, the PECOS system is checked to ensure the physician is on file. If the physician is not on file, the claim will be denied regardless of medical condition or coverage.
Registration for the physician only takes a few minutes. However, most doctors are unaware of the program and it's deadline.
This program affects ALL medical equipment companies and may also impact other home health services.