CMS Links

The primary web site describing the CERT program maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

CMS Powerpoint about CERT
CMS Provider Customer Service CERT Outreach
Federal Government Payment Accuracy Site
Federal Government Payment Accuracy Site for Medicare Fee For Service Claims
Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletters
Contains an archive of Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance newsletters designed to provide education on how to address common billing errors and other claim review findings.

Psychotherapy Claims
Patient authorization is not required for the release of information excluded from the definition of psychotherapy notes, and the provider should release the non-psychotherapy note material to demonstrate medical necessity.

Encryption of Sensitive Information
CMS guidance on appropriate measures when sending protected health information.
The CMS email encryption requirements is in Chapter 4, section 4.1.7, page 43