During a national teleconference in August 2013, MACs (Medicare Administrative Contractors) announced the launch of the CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing) A/B MAC Contractor Task Force. All Part A and Part B MACs have come together with the intent to educate providers on costly claim denials and billing errors to Medicare. The goal is to collaborate on innovative educational products to reduce the national payment error rate, as measured by the CERT program.
The task force has modified its name to the CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force to demonstrate the importance on CERT education. This change emphasizes their focus on outreach and education to reduce CERT errors while distinguishing them from other entities working on CERT-related issues. The new name is also reflected in the task force’s current logo. All future educational products will have the new name and logo.
The CERT A/B MAC Outreach & Education Task Force invites you to learn about its mission and educational plans, as well as access to the transcript and presentation from the first teleconference on August 20, 2013.
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.
Disclaimer: CERT Part A and Part B (A/B) MAC Outreach & Education Task Force is independent from CMS (the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) CERT team and CERT contractors, which are responsible for calculation of the Medicare fee-for-service improper payment rate.