Electronic Signatures and PECOS
Despite being able to complete enrollment applications on line through the internet PECOS (Provider enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System), providers and suppliers were still required to print, sign and return the certificate statement by mail before the application was considered complete.
CMS announced on February 29, 2012 that providers and suppliers will now be able to sign enrollment applications electronically. Depending on the type of application being submitted, additional information and electronic signatures may be required. This should save time and allow providers and suppliers to complete the process more efficiently.
For more information on using the PECOS system, visit the CMS website at https://PECOS.CMS.hhs.gov.