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NACDS, NCPA Urge Doctors to Enroll Now in Medicare's PECOS System to Preserve Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment
Date:7/14/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a joint call to physicians across the country, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) are urging doctors to enroll or update their record in the Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) being implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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This week NACDS and NCPA faxed an urgent plea to more than 62,000 doctors' offices, asking them to enroll or update their enrollment in PECOS to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries can continue receiving diabetes testing supplies and other essential Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) from local pharmacies. According to CMS, there are 26,000 pending PECOS enrollment applications for physicians and a few thousand more for non-physician providers. 

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