The Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) is a web-accessed platform used to initiate the relationship between the providers and suppliers of healthcare related services and goods with the governmental agencies that administer the Medicare program.
While striving to provide adequate healthcare for every American, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) has created a minefield of potential problems for the healthcare providers, themselves. There are almost innumerable new laws, regulations and paperwork requirements that must be met in order to remain in proper compliance. The task is indeed daunting especially when one’s priorities lie within the realm of actual patient care. CAQH UPD One of the most effective ways to accomplish this goal is to have all your providers enroll in the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare’s (CAQH) Universal Provider Datasource (UPD). The UPD provides one standardized electronic form and a single secure database. Designed from the ground up to meet the needs of healthcare facilities, the UPD is an essential tool in 21st healthcare management. The electronic form significantly facilitates the submitting, updating and accessing of healthcare information and provides un-rivalled security and patient confidentiality. In addition, the transfer of information between healthcare entities is made easier and far more dependable.
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