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CERT Task Force

The Medicare A/B Contractor CERT Task Force is a joint effort of the Part A/B Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to communicate national issues of concern regarding improper payments to the Medicare program. By working together to educate Medicare providers on numerous topics affecting most providers, the group shares the goal of reducing the national improper payment rate as measured by the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program. The education is intended to complement ongoing efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Medicare Learning Network (MLN), and the MACs individual error-reduction activities within its jurisdictions.

CGS has a designated task force member on this CMS A/B Task Force and we will share pertinent information as it becomes available on reducing the CERT error rate.

Presentation and transcript from the CERT A/B Contractor Task Force's first teleconference now available

CERT A/B Task Force

Heard the news? Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) introduced the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force during a national teleconference on August 20, 2013. The task force is a new collaboration of all Part A and Part B MACs to educate providers on national issues of concern regarding improper payment errors. The goal is to reduce the national payment error rate, as measured by the CERT program.  This new partnership affords providers the benefit of a collaborative, consistent voice to reduce costly claim denials as well as the CERT error rate.

Now is your opportunity to learn about the mission and future educational plans of the CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force. Click on the following links to access materials from the teleconference on August 20:

The CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force looks forward to collaborating for error-free Medicare claims and documentation with providers, associations, and societies across the nation.

Participating contractors

  • Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators, LLC/J10
  • CGS Administrators, LLC/J15
  • First Coast Service Options Inc./J9
  • National Government Services, Inc./J6 and JK
  • Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC/JE and JF 
  • Novitas Solutions, Inc./JH and JL 
  • Palmetto GBA/J11
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation/J5 and J8

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