Certain types of physicians designated by their Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) code are not required to file for a hardship. Instead, Medicare will automatically grant a hardship exemption to the following specialties:
- Diagnostic radiology
- Interventional radiology
- Nuclear Medicine
Get more information and instructions from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Or contact Terri Gonzalez, Director of Practice Improvement for the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), 919-833-3836, x123.