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DME CERT Outreach and Education Task Force

CERT DME Task Force

The DME Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Outreach and Education 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. The group uses feedback from CMS, published CERT data, the A/B CERT Outreach and Education Task Force, and input from the DME MAC Medical Directors when preparing educational materials and programs. Webinars, teleconferences, and live events at Medtrade are just a few examples of avenues used to educate suppliers.

The DME CERT Outreach and Education Task Force consists of representatives from each of the DME MACs and is independent from the CMS CERT Team and CERT Contractors, who are responsible for the calculation of the Medicare Fee-for-Service Improper payment rate.

CMS has added dedicated pages for the CERT Outreach and Education Task Forces (both DME MAC and A/B MAC). The pages include co-branded educational materials and upcoming events (i.e., participation in open door forums, etc.). Click hereExternal Website to access the CERT Outreach and Education Task Force page on the CMS website.

Upcoming Events

National DME Webinar for Documentation Requirements

The DME Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Outreach and Education Task Force will host a national Documentation Requirements webinar on June 18, 2024, at 1 PM ET/12 PM CT. This webinar will focus on common errors that the CERT contractor finds during post-pay reviews of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) claims. There will be time for questions after the presentation.

Register here!External Website

See this tutorial for more information about the CVENT webinar platform: How to Register for CventPDF.

Completed Event References

December 19, 2023 Positive Airway Pressure (PAP)PDF
June 1, 2023 Lower Limb Orthoses (LLO)PDF
November 2, 2022 Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes (TSPD)PDF
June 15, 2022 Surgical DressingsPDF
November 3, 2021 Knee OrthosesPDF

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