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Recommendation: The Administrator of CMS should consider and take steps to mitigate the program risks that are not measured in the PERM, such as overpayments and unallowable costs; such an effort could include actions such as revising the PERM methodology or focusing additional audit resources on managed care. (Recommendation 1)
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: CMS concurred with this recommendation. In October 2018, it reported that it was developing a plan to address the recommendation. CMS also reported that it has published several guidance documents and is in the process of finalizing others. In addition, it reported that it continues to develop educational strategies (such as a recent course managed care offered by CMS' Medicaid Integrity Institute) and oversight and audit strategies and mechanisms related to managed care. CMS communicated that it initiated 32 audits involving Medicaid managed care network providers in 6 states and an audit of a managed care plan in another state in FY 2018. For FY 2019, CMS stated that it will be establishing a medical loss ratio examination process and initiating such audits of managed care organizations in California. CMS also stated that it will be developing guidance for states and managed care plans on managed care delivery and oversight to develop program integrity capacity and reduce program risks. As of December 2019, CMS has not taken any additional steps; we will continue to monitor CMS's progress to mitigate the managed care program risks not measured in the PERM.