In a November 24, 2010 list-serve announcement, CMS confirmed that it has not yet activated automated edits that will deny claims for services ordered or referred by a physician or other eligible professional who does not have an approved file in PECOS. CMS notes that it “is working diligently to resolve backlog and other systems issues and will provide ample advance notice to the provider and beneficiary communities before CMS begins any such automatic denials.” Moreover, while CMS is aware of “rumors that the edits will be turned on in January, we want to reiterate that CMS has not announced any date (January 3 or otherwise) as to when ordering/referring edits will be turned on."