Major Improvements to Medicare Online Enrollment System

Over the last year, CMS has listened to feedback about the Medicare online enrollment system, Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS). As a result, they have made upgrades in order to reduce data entry time and increase access to information.

Providers and staff using internet-based PECOS will now see the following improvements:

  • Electronic Signature – Providers now have the ability to digitally sign and certify the application
  • Access to More Information – Now providers can see if a request for revalidation has been sent by your MAC
  • Multiple Views of Your Information – Switch between Topic View and Fast Track View:
    • The Fast Track View allows providers to quickly review all enrollment information on a single screen
  • Overall Usability – Palmetto GBA is making the system easier to use:
    • Providers can access previously-used address information when completing an application
    • Providers can quickly update and resubmit an application returned for correction via internet-based PECOS as part of any application submission
    • Providers will have fewer screens and steps to navigate when changing information or revalidating application(s)

Learn more about PECOS, and be on the look-out for more enhancements in the coming months.

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