ACTION REQUIRED: PCF PEC Survey Vendors Must Review and Confirm Survey Vendor Authorization Report
folder_openOther Announcementscalendar_todayPosted April 21, 2022
The list of PCF practices in the database for the PEC Survey website has been updated for PY2022. The PEC Survey team has removed any Cohort 1 withdrawals and added the new Cohort 2 practices.
PCF PEC Survey vendors must review the Survey Vendor Authorization Report and confirm they have contracts with all listed practices. As described in Section 7.6.1 of the Quality Assurance Guide, this report allows survey vendors to view all PCF practice sites that have authorized them to collect and submit data on their behalf. If there is a practice on the list without a contract, please reach out directly to this practice right away. Practice registration and vendor authorization opened on March 21st. As a reminder, all Cohort 2 practices must authorize a PEC Survey vendor by June 30th. Cohort 1 practices that have an existing vendor authorization are not required to take action but may make changes during this time.
Note that practices are only able to authorize fully approved vendors.
Vendors should plan to review their Survey Vendor Authorization Report regularly during the vendor authorization window. If a practice authorizes a vendor without first obtaining a signed contract and Business Associate Agreement (BAA), please contact that practice and the PCF PECS Team.
CMS will not release a practice site’s sample to their survey vendor until the practice has fully authorized a vendor on the PECS website, including checking the BAA attestation box. CMS is unable to provide a sample to vendors without a properly executed BAA in place. If at any time a practice site changes survey vendors, practices must submit a new attestation confirming that the practice site has an active BAA with its new survey vendor.
Vendors with questions should contact the PCF PECS Team via e-mail at email@example.com or call 1-833-997-2715. Please direct practices to PCF Support at PCF@Telligen.com or 1-888-517-7753.