From the CMS listserv email dated February 16, 2012:
Over the last year, we have listened to your feedback about the Medicare online enrollment system, PECOS (“Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System”). As a result, we’ve 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 – You now have the ability to digitally sign and certify the application.
Access to More Information – Now you 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 you to quickly review all enrollment information on a single screen.
Overall Usability – We are making the system easier to use:
You can access previously-used address information when completing an application.
You can quickly update and resubmit an application returned for correction via internet-based
PECOS as part of any application submission.
You will have fewer screens and steps to navigate when you are changing information or
revalidating your application(s).
Learn more about PECOS at https://PECOS.CMS.hhs.gov, and be on the look-out for more enhancements in the coming months!