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Medicare Enrollment through PECOS

Medicare Enrollment through PECOS

The Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) is an online method for providers to enroll with Medicare. Since January 6, 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that physicians and non-physician practitioners enroll in Medicare in order to order and refer services, including clinical laboratory tests, for Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare will not pay for clinical laboratory services unless the physician or non-physician practitioner that ordered the testing is enrolled in PECOS.

As you know, lab testing is vital to patient care. Enroll in PECOS today so you can continue to provide your Medicare patients with quality services from Quest Diagnostics. You can enroll online on the PECOS website at

How to enroll

Watch a step-by-step short video on how to enroll in PECOS. If you need more information, contact the CMS External User Services Help Desk at 1.866.484.8049 or at

Watch video

Before you enroll

Plan ahead. Below, find a checklist of information needed to complete PECOS enrollment for individual physician and non-physician practitioners.

  • NPI number
  • NPPES ID and password
  • Personal Information (name, date of birth, social security number)
  • Educational information (school name, year of graduation)
  • Professional License Information
  • Medical license number
  • Original effective date
  • Renewal date
  • State where issued
  • Certification Information
  • Certification number
  • Original effective date
  • Renewal date
  • State where Issued
  • Specialty/Secondary Specialty Information
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Number
  • Information about Final Adverse Actions (if applicable)
  • Practice Location Information
  • Medical practice location
  • Special payment information
  • Medical record storage information
  • Billing agency information (if applicable)
  • Any federal, state, and/or local professional licenses, certification and/or registrations required for practice
  • Electronic Funds Transfer Documentation


Need help?

Download a PECOS flyer to help guide you through the enrollment process.