Pharmacy News: Medicare Re-Enrollment

calendarPharmacy Owners: Did you know that within the next 2 years you will be required to re-enroll with Medicare?

Read on to see how this will affect your pharmacy.

Between now and March 2013, your MAC will be sending you a revalidation request, so watch the mail for your notification!

When you receive the re-validation (re-enrollment) request, providers and suppliers, you have a limited amount of time to submit completed enrollment forms. Although you may be thinking, I should just take care of this now,  according to CMS, you shouldn’t submit your Medicare re-enrollment until you are requested by your DME-MAC.  BE SURE that you follow the directions in your letter to stay in compliance with the request.

It is extremely important that you take care of your re-enrollment in a timely manner.  Why? If you don’t, you will lose your Medicare number, whether you care Accredited or not.  And the process of getting it back could take up to ONE YEAR!  This could mean a loss of not only DME sales, but your customers could take their other prescription and OTC business elsewhere.  DON’T LET THAT HAPPEN TO YOU!

If you have  questions on Medicare Re-enrollment, give Palmetto (NSC) a call at 1-866-238-9652.