Are You Prepared for Your Next CMS Program Audit?

Preparation is critical to produce accurate universes and achieve successful CMS Program Audit results. In November 2021, CMS announced they will send program audit engagement letters to sponsors, starting in February through July 2022. If you ask yourself when should your readiness for a program audit begin? The answer is NOW! CMS made several significant…

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CMS Program Audits – Preparation Is Critical

Comprehensive preparation is critical to producing accurate universes and achieving a successful CMS Program Audit. Madena’s experts have dozens of years of experience and can help Part C and D plans with all aspects of the Audit process. How Madena Can Help With Your CMS Program Audit Development and implementation support of universe design – we…

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Medicare Part C and D Data Validation Audit

Medicare Part C and D Data Validation Audits (DVA) are required by the regulations (42 CFR 422,516, 422.514, CMS-4085-F) implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS). In order to ensure the independence of the Data Validation Audit, organizations cannot use their own staff to conduct it. Instead, Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAO) and…

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Independent Validation Audits

What’s Possible After a Program Audit? by Sue Dahlkamp, Interim Compliance Officer & Senior Consultant CMS requires that sponsoring organizations undergo an Independent Validation Audit (IVA) if they receive a number of ICARs or CARs on their Program Audit to demonstrate correction of all reported audit conditions. CMS then determines when the audit can be…

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