Internal Medicine Specialists Should Be Aware of Impending Medicare Audits

By |2024-03-14T10:00:58-04:00June 1, 2018|CERT, Comprehensive Error Rate Testing, Internal Medicine, Medicaid, Medicaid audit, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Medicaid managed care, Medicare, Medicare Audit, Medicare Fraud, The Health Law Firm Blog|

6 Indest-2008-3Coming to a medical practice near you. . . It’s scary, it’s horrible, and it could cost you a lot of money!

It’s the dreaded Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) audit.

The Horror! The Horror!

First Coast Service Options, the Medicare contractor for Florida, announced a new prepayment audit program that will impact Internal Medicine Specialists. The prepayment program is focused on Initial and Subsequent Hospital Evaluation and Management Services, CPT Codes 99223 and 99233. The program is being launched due to the high CERT error rate associated with these codes.

The audits will start on October 21, 2014.

What is the CERT Program?

CMS created the CERT program to measure the paid claims error rate […]