The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting six Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) program provider education webinar/conferences calls during PERM Cycle 1 (2012) of which Missouri is included. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for the providers of the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) communities to enhance your understanding of specific provider responsibilities during PERM.
The PERM program is designed to measure improper payments in the Medicaid and CHIP programs as required by the Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) of 2002 (amended in 2010 by the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA). Webinar/Conference call participants will learn from presentations that feature:
- The PERM process and provider responsibilities during a PERM review
- Frequent mistakes and best practices
- The Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) program
Participant call in information will be posted on the Provider Education Calls link: http://www.cms.gov/Research‐Statistics‐Data‐and‐Systems/Monitoring‐ Programs/Perm/Provider_Education_Calls.html approximately 10 days prior to the calls.
The PERM Cycle 1 (2012) Provider Education Webinar/Conference calls Webinar links are being presented on a Connect Pro platform. To test your connect launch: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
The webinar dates are:
May 23, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 PERM Cycle 1‐2012‐Web1
To join the meeting: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/perm1web1/
June 21, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 PERM Cycle 1‐2012‐Web2
To join the meeting: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/perm1web2/
July 24, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 PERM Cycle 1‐2012‐Web3
To join the meeting: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/perm1web3/
August 23, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 PERM Cycle 1‐2012‐Web4
To join the meeting: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/perm1web4/
September 25, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 PERM Cycle 1‐2012‐Web5
To join the meeting: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/perm1web5/
October 24, 2012 1:00 to 2:00 PERM Cycle 1‐2012‐Web6
To join the meeting: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/perm1web6/
There will be time available for questions and answers at the end of the presentations however; CMS encourages all participants to submit questions in advance to our designated PERM Provider email PERMProviders@cms.hhs.gov or you may also contact your State PERM representative, Carissa Duewell, at MMAC Carissa.email@example.com or 573/751‐3399 with any questions and for education and training in your state.
Please check the CMS Website and PERM Provider’s page regularly for helpful education materials, FAQS, and updates at http://www.cms.gov/PERM/.