Questions about Medicare, PECOS, NPPES ?
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I obtain an NPI?
You can obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) through the National Plan and Provider
Enumeration System (NPPES).
If you have an I&A account and wish to apply for an NPI as an Individual Provider, you must use
your I&A User ID to login to NPPES and apply for an NPI as an Individual Provider.
Where do I enroll to be a Medicare provider or supplier?
You can submit an application to be a Medicare provider or supplier through the Provider
Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS).
If our individual providers/organizational providers are enrolled in Medicare, are they
automatically enrolled in PECOS?
Medicare enrolled individual providers/organization providers are in PECOS. If the individual
providers/organization providers have already enrolled in Medicare you do not need to enroll them
I have an NPPES account for an NPI; can I use it in I&A?
Yes, if you are an Individual Provider with an NPPES account for your NPI, you can login to I&A
using your NPPES User ID and password. You may also use this account to log in to PECOS and
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