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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.

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Medicare FFS Jurisdiction Error Rate Contribution Data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS is dedicated to continually strengthening and improving the Medicare program, which provides vital services to millions of Americans. CMS uses data from the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing CERT program and other sources of information to address improper payments in the Medicare FFS program through various corrective actions. Each year, the Department of Health and Human Services Agency Financial Report outlines actions the agency will implement to prevent and reduce improper payments. CMS and the Medicare Administrative Contractors MACs aim to help improve provider compliance with Medicare FFS policies and requirements. Provider compliance is fundamental to reducing improper payment rates.
The maps displays the 2014 and 2015 improper payment rate information for the Medicare FFS program for A-B, Home Health-Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment DME MAC jurisdictions. The jurisdictions listed are based on the MAC jurisdictions assigned during the 2014 and 2015 Medicare FFS improper payment report periods i.e., July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013, and July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, respectively. An Error Rate Contribution Score was assigned to each jurisdiction to reflect two key variables, the jurisdictions improper payment rate and share of national improper payments.


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009:38 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Program Code
009:000 - Department of Health and Human Services - (Primary Program Not Available)
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