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.
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 correct form based on what type of provider you are:
You will also need to download and complete both of the following forms:
- CMS-588 Electronic Funds Transfer Agreement (PDF, 83KB)
- CMS-460 Medicare Participating Physician Agreement (PDF, 138KB)
Submit all forms and supporting documentation via one of the following methods:
U.S. Mail and Certified Mail
Mail Code: AG-310
P.O. Box 100306
Columbia, SC 29202-3306
Palmetto GBA 2300 Springdale Drive
Camden, SC 29020-1728