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CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force

Modified: 10/23/2020
Understanding applicable Medicare coverage criteria for medical necessity and documentation guidelines for healthcare services is extremely important for the accurate and timely processing and payment of claims. Partnering with Medicare can help accomplish that.
Modified: 10/15/2020
View this video, presented by the CERT A/B MAC Outreach and Education Task Force, to gain an understanding of the need and importance of medical record documentation to support services billed. Learn about the leading documentation errors identified through the CERT program and how to improve medical record documentation.
Modified: 8/17/2020
First Coast encourages providers to review this fact sheet designed to help providers understand how to provide accurate and supportive medical record documentation.
Modified: 6/12/2020
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: 6/12/2020
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: 6/7/2020
Visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) A/B Medicare administrative contractors (MAC) Outreach & Education Task Force page to view educational resources, presentations, event information, and more.
Modified: 10/22/2020
View this job aid to assist with Medicare documentation requests for chiropractic-related services.
Modified: 9/28/2020
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.
Modified: 6/12/2020
Learn about common outpatient rehabilitation therapy services Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Program errors and related billing requirements.
Modified: 9/25/2019
View this video posted by the CERT A/B Task Force for assistance with the CERT process.
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