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CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force

Modified: 1/12/2017
Visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) A/B Medicare administrator contractors (MAC) Outreach & Education Task Force page to view educational resources, presentations, event information, and more.
Modified: 1/12/2017
The CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force recently published the guide, “Caring for Medicare Patients is a Partnership” to educate physicians and non-physician practitioners that may order, refer and /or provide services for patients in partnership with other health care providers, guidance on documentation guidelines and Medicare coverage criteria.
Modified: 11/28/2016
The CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force recently published the guide, “Task Force scenario: Documenting therapy and rehabilitation services” to educate providers on common documentation errors for outpatient rehabilitation services. Read more to learn about these widespread errors that contribute to Medicare’s national payment error rate, as measured by the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program.
Modified: 10/24/2016
First Coast encourages providers to review this fact sheet designed to help providers understand how to provide accurate and supportive medical record documentation.
Modified: 10/20/2016
The CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force recently published the guide, “Complying with documentation requirements for laboratory services” to educate laboratories and ordering/referring physicians on documentation requirements for laboratory services. Read more to learn about the improper payments for laboratory services identified by the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program due to documentation errors.
Modified: 11/28/2016
The Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force, a collaboration of all Part A and Part B MACs, has published a presentation providing you with an overview of the task force purpose, updates on new educational products that are available and how providers will benefit from this collaboration.
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