CMS Announces 2010 Annual Participation Enrollment Program Extension

November 17, 2009

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Due to revisions in to the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the 2010 Annual Participation Enrollment Program end date from December 31, 2009, to January 31, 2010. The announcement means that contractors will accept and process any Participation elections or withdrawals that are received—or postmarked—on or before January 31, 2010.

Importantly, the effective date for any Participation status change during the extension remains January 1, 2010. Read the statement from the CMS website.