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Medicare Application Fee

Medicare Application Fee

Section 6401(a) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the Secretary to impose a fee on each "institutional provider of medical or other items or services and suppliers." The fee is to be used by the Secretary to cover the cost of program integrity efforts including the cost of screening associated with provider enrollment processes, including those under section 1866(j) and section 1128J of the Social Security Act. The application fee is currently $532 for CY2013; however, based upon provisions of the ACA this fee will vary from year-to-year based on adjustments made pursuant to the Consumer Price Index for Urban Areas (CPI-U). The application fee is to be imposed on institutional providers that are newly-enrolling, re-enrolling/re-validating, or adding a new practice location - for applications received on and after March 25, 2011.  The new application fee for CY 2014 is $542.

CMS has defined "institutional provider" to mean any provider or supplier that submits a paper Medicare enrollment application using the CMS-855A, CMS-855B (except physician and non-physician practitioner organizations), or CMS-855S or associated Internet-based PECOS enrollment application.

The matrix in the "Downloads" section below helps to outline which actions will trigger the CMS application fee requirement by provider/supplier type.

Use the link located in the 'Related Links Inside CMS' section below in order to pay the provider/supplier Medicare Enrollment Application Fee.