| Reminder: Annual Required Medicare Compliance Training
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires providers and staff who provide services to a Medicare Advantage plan, or Medicare prescription drug plan patients, to complete Medicare Compliance Program training. This is required within 90 days of contracting and annually thereafter. This requirement applies to all provider office staff who provide services to our Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members.
How to get started:
We developed a Medicare Compliance Attestation course that provides you with the applicable training materials and outlines the requirements for you. Upon completion, you will get a certificate of completion that you may retain as your documentation that you completed the attestation.
An authorized representative of your organization must access the attestation and complete it annually. To access the attestation:
- Log in or register on the Aetna Education site.
- Type "attestation" in the Search field and click "Go."
- Click "Select" for the 2014 Medicare Compliance Attestation course*.
* Providers are considered First Tier, as they have a contractual relationship with Aetna to deliver Part C or Part D Benefits. The sponsor's employees (including temporary workers and volunteers) and governing body members, as well as First Tier, Downstream & Related Entity (FDR) employees who have involvement in the administration or delivery of Parts C and D benefits must, at a minimum, receive fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) training within 90 days of initial hiring (or contracting in the case of FDRs), and annually thereafter.
The only exception is FDRs (who have met the FWA certification requirements through enrollment into Parts A or B of the Medicare program, or through accreditation as a supplier of point of sale durable medical equipment) who are deemed to have met the FWA training and education requirements. However, they are not deemed from any of the other Medicare Compliance Program requirements, and must still complete Aetna’s attestation.