CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force
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.
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.
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.
First Coast encourages providers to review this fact sheet designed to help providers understand how to provide accurate and supportive medical record documentation.
The CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force 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.
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.
This video is presented by the CERT A/B MAC Outreach and Education Task Force, to educate providers on the importance of documenting the intent of a physician order for lab and diagnostic services in the medical record.
Presentation with updates, progress, and new educational products from the CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force
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.
View this video posted by the CERT A/B Task Force for assistance with the CERT process.
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