PERM Provider Education Webinar/Conference Calls

June 10, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host four Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) provider education webinar/conference calls during Cycle 3 (2014). The purpose is to provide opportunities for providers of the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) communities to enhance their understanding of specific provider responsibilities during the PERM review.

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 Improvement Act or IPERA, and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 IPERIA).

By participating in these webinar/conference calls, providers will learn about:

  • The PERM process and provider responsibilities during a PERM review
  • Recent trends, frequent mistakes and, best practices
  • The Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation, esMD program

The presentations will be repeated for each session. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions live through the conference lines, via the webinar, and through the dedicated PERM provider email address at; PERMProviders@cms.hhs.gov .

Presentation materials and participant conference call information will be posted as downloads on the “Providers” tab of the PERM website at;

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Monitoring-Programs/Medicare-FFS-Compliance-Programs/PERM/Providers.html

The webinars are being presented on the Adobe Connect Pro platform. To test your connection in advance, launch: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm The following are the dates the webinar/conference calls:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:00-4:00pm ET

The two step audio/ webinar process is:

  1. Audio: Login to: https://cms.webex.com/cms/j.php?J=992454311 the call-in#/meeting ID/access code will display on your screen (keep this open) when you dial in.
  2. Webinar: In a separate window, login to; https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/perm2014cycle3web/ to access the webinar.

Thursday June 26, 2014 3:00-4:00pm ET The two step audio/ webinar process is:

  1. Audio: Login to: https://cms.webex.com/cms/j.php?J=998353879 the call-in#/meeting ID/access code will display on your screen (keep this open) when you dial in.
  2. Webinar: In a separate window, login to; https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/perm2014cycle3web/ to access the webinar.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 3:00-4:00pm ET

The two step audio/ webinar process is:

  1. Audio: Login to: https://cms.webex.com/cms/j.php?J=997166126 the call-in#/meeting ID/access code will display on your screen (keep this open) when you dial in.
  2. Webinar: In a separate window, login to; https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/perm2014cycle3web/ to access the webinar.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:00-4:00pm ET The two step audio/ webinar process is:

  1. Audio: Login to https://cms.webex.com/cms/j.php?J=991531095 the call-in#/meeting ID/access code will display on your screen (keep this open) when you dial in.
  2. Webinar: In a separate window, login to; https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/perm2014cycle3web/ to access the webinar. CMS encourages all participants to submit questions that are not addressed in the session to the dedicated PERM provider email address at; PERMProviders@cms.hhs.gov or, providers may also contact their State PERM representatives with any questions, and for information about education and training in their 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/.