Enroll in Medicare
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?
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).
Complete the Medicare Enrollment Application. You can enroll in Medicare using PECOS, the online Medicare enrollment system.
You Can Also Enroll by Mail
Download and complete the following forms:
- CMS-855A for institutional providers (PDF, 771 KB)
- CMS-588 Electronic Funds Transfer Agreement (PDF, 83KB)
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
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.
Once you have successfully enrolled, your next step is to enroll in electronic claim submission with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).