Medicare Advantage Plans – Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training

If you participate in a Medicare Advantage plan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that all providers and staff complete Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) training no later than December 31, 2009 and repeat the training annually. The purpose of the training is to assist practices with identification of FWA and develop internal policies and procedures to find and fight abuse.

Some plans offer an on-line training program that provides an attestation that you have completed this task. Providers will likely be asked to prove to the plan that the training has been completed.

For additional information on FWA training, we recommend contacting the advantage plans with whom you participate.

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