CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing)
- What is CERT?
This section provides a brief history on the CERT process and why it was developed.
- Appealing a CERT Error
Review this section for important appeals information and processes related to CERT.
- CERT Claim Identifier Tool
CGS has created an online tool that provides you with results of a CERT review. Use this section to access the tool.
- CERT Task Force
The DME Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional unit comprised of provider outreach experts from all four DME MACs. They collaborate to provide focused education to the Medicare supplier community in order to decrease the overall CERT error rate.
- About HIPAA
Review this section to learn more about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
On August 16, 2016 CMS awarded the CERT Review Contractor work to AdvanceMed, an NCI company. This eliminated Livanta as the CERT Documentation Contractor. The work currently being performed by the incumbent Documentation Contractor will be transitioned to the Review Contactor (AdvanceMed).
- Livanta will no longer be receiving medical records and CERT inquiries at their location.
- Due to the elimination of Livanta as the CERT Documentation Contractor, the CERT Document Portal (www.certdoc.org) will no longer exist.
- Beginning with October 7th, 2016, all CERT inquires and medical records are to be sent to the following:
CERT Documentation Center
1510 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228
Customer Service: 443-663-2699
Toll Free: 888-779-7477