Last year our provider enrollment and advocacy teams worked directly with CMS to outline the concerns of the way that the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) process was laid out.
As a direct result of the discussions Zotec had with CMS, they decided to delay the PECOS/MFA rollout for over a year. The new MFA rollout is currently scheduled to take place in September 2021.
CMS is in the process of re-engineering PECOS. As a result of our communications on the MFA rollout, CMS has also offered us an opportunity to collaborate with upcoming design, workflow, and usability of PECOS 2.0. In preparation for the PECOS 2.0 rollout CMS created a number of Provider Expert Panel (PEP) groups.
These groups will help provide feedback so CMS can better understand what is important for the provider community and other stakeholders. CMS will take this information into consideration as they work to make PECOS into a modern solution that reduces provider burden and provides transparency in the enrollment process.
Zotec Partners is pleased to continue to work directly with CMS as subject matter experts on this important initiative. We are dedicated to taking the necessary steps to set up compliant access for the MFA rollout and on PECOS 2.0, for our clients, in the months ahead.