PERM measures improper payments in Medicaid and CHIP and produces national-level error rates for each program.  These reviews are conducted to determine whether the sampled cases meet applicable Medicaid and CHIP fee-for-service, managed care, and eligibility requirements

 

The rule changes the process for reviewing cases in which states have used simplified enrollment efforts such as self-declaration for eligibility cases; eliminates duplication of effort between eligibility reviews administered in the same fiscal year; extends the timeframe for providers to submit documentation; and provides states additional time to submit corrective action plans.

 

CMS, in a news release, said it would conduct educational sessions with state oversight staff  “to ensure there is a complete understanding of the changes to the programs set forth by the final rule and will work with them on ways to further reduce payment errors in Medicaid and CHIP.”