Enroll in Medicare

Published 02/09/2021

The first step to becoming a Medicare provider is to complete your enrollment application and receive your Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN) and National Provider Identifier (NPI). Watch a short video for an overview of the provider enrollment process and then please complete a brief survey.

Note for Home Health and Hospice Providers
If you are a Home Health or Hospice provider, please reference this page: Jurisdiction M Home Health & Hospice — Enroll in Medicare

How Do I Become a Medicare Provider?

Fastest Method

  1. Obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI). NPIs are a unique health care provider identifier and are issued through the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES).

    Apply for an NPI

  2. Complete the Medicare Enrollment Application. You can enroll in Medicare using PECOS, the online Medicare enrollment system.

    Launch PECOSPECOS Enrollment Instructions

You Can Also Enroll by Mail

  1. Download and complete the following forms:

  2. Submit all forms and supporting documentation via one of the following methods:

    U.S. Mail and Certified Mail

    Palmetto GBA Provider Enrollment
    P.O. Box 100305
    Columbia, SC 29202

    Overnight Courier

    Palmetto GBA
    Part A Provider Enrollment
    2300 Springdale Dr. Bldg. One
    Camden, SC 29020

What to Expect

The average processing time of a properly submitted application is 15 days after it is received by Palmetto GBA. You will receive confirmation of your enrollment via email. You can check your enrollment status using the link below.

Check Enrollment Status

Next Steps

Once you have successfully enrolled, your next step is to enroll in electronic claim submission with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Enroll Now!

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