Each year, Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) sends “DRA Attestations” to Medicaid providers that received at least five (5) million dollars in annual Medicaid payments during the previous federal fiscal year.
The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 states that those providers (receiving at least $5 million in payments) shall:
- establish written policies for all employees about the False Claims Act
- include provisions in those policies about how to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, and
- include this information in any employee handbook
State regulation requires Medicaid providers to make an annual attestation of compliance with these requirements, by March 1 of each year. If you received an annual attestation form and have not completed it and returned it to MMAC, you will receive a second notice, providing you with another opportunity to comply. MMAC encourages providers who receive the annual attestation to complete it and return it, in order to avoid any possible sanctions.
Click here to read the regulation.
Click here to read about the Deficit Reduction Act.
If you have any questions, please contact MMAC at firstname.lastname@example.org