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Pecos

(pā`kəs), city (1990 pop. 12,069), seat of Reeves co., W Tex., on the Pecos River; inc. 1903. It is a railroad and highway junction and the market for an extensive ranch and irrigated farm area; water is supplied by the Red Bluff Dam on the Pecos. It is also a sand and gravel and gas and oil center. There are cattle feed lots. The annual rodeo, held there since 1883, was the world's first.

Pecos,

river, 926 mi (1,480 km) long, rising in N N.Mex. near the Truchas peaks and flowing SE across E N.Mex. and W Tex. to the Rio Grande; drains c.38,300 sq mi (99,200 sq km). In New Mexico, dams at Alamogordo, Avalon, and McMillan serve the Carlsbad reclamation project (est. 1906), which irrigates c.25,000 acres (10,120 hectares); in W Texas, Red Bluff Dam forms a reservoir on the Pecos. Long-standing interstate disputes about water use were settled in 1949, when a federal bill provided for a compact between New Mexico and Texas. In the heyday of ranching in W Texas, "west of the Pecos" was the term for the distinct and rugged region of the western tip of the state.
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Pecos

 

a river in the southwestern USA, a left tributary of the Rio Grande. The Pecos rises in the Rocky Mountains on the slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Range. It is 1,215 km long and drains an area of 101,000 sq km. It crosses the Llano Estacado Plain in a deep valley and is fed by rain and groundwater. In the lower course, the mean annual flow rate, as a result of the withdrawal of water for irrigation, is only 8 cu m per sec; the maximum flow rate is more than 3,000 cu m per sec. Large reservoirs include the Alamogordo, McMillan, and Red Bluff. The city of Carlsbad is on the Pecos.

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Pecos

a river in the southwestern US, rising in N central New Mexico and flowing southeast to the Rio Grande. Length: about 1180 km (735 miles)
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PECOS

A constraint-based language, built on the object-oriented module of Le-Lisp.

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PECOS

(Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System) Medicare's enrollment system for healthcare providers and suppliers. See EHR Incentive Program and healthcare IT.
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Unlike NPPES, providers are required to revalidate their information in PECOS every five years.
Recommendation: To improve the usability and accuracy of the ownership and control information collected and stored in PECOS, the Administrator of CMS should expand the scope of CMS's existing workgroup intended to make PECOS data available within the agency by developing a comprehensive strategy for disseminating PECOS data to HHS, states, and the public; for example, CMS could develop and make available standardized reports on nationwide ownership data and could include ownership information on its Nursing Home Compare Web site.
The modifications made to the claims system would allow 1) a determination regarding whether the service billed is one that requires an ordering/referring provider and, if so, whether the ordering/referring provider is on the claim; 2) a determination if the ordering/referring provider is in the PECOS database or in the enrollment contractor's master provider file; and 3) a determination whether the ordering/referring provider is or is not of the specialties eligible to order or refer the item billed.
He describes Chisum's background, and how he built a cattle business along the Pecos River, helped to pioneer the Goodnight-Loving Trail and his own trail which opened up the Pecos Valley to cattle ranching, the events that led up to the Pecos War, and the part he played in the Lincoln County War.
NACDS said that in May CMS issued an Interim Final Rule that moved up the PECOS implementation date by six months to July 6, 2010, from January 3, 2011.
He moved to Pecos, Texas in 2006 and was the owner of the Sunset Steakhouse.
Beginning October 5, Medicare began implementing "soft edits" on remittance advice of physicians who listed on their claims the names of other referring or ordering physicians who are not in the Medicare Provider PECOS enrollment database.
"Prodigal of the Pecos" is the story of Clint Cooper, as he tries to defend his home town against the power grab of a ruthless eastern pawn broker who wants the land for his own profit.