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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Mandate

February 14, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated that Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Program (PDP) sponsors are responsible for providing Compliance training on an annual basis to First Tier, Downstream and Related Entities who provide health, prescription drugs or administrative services to Medicare Advantage (MA) or Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) enrollees on behalf of a health plan.
 
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and must ensure that all entities meet annual compliance and education training requirements. As a contracted entity with us, your office must meet this mandatory requirement.
 
To fulfill this requirement a training course is available at this link: http://www.southcarolinablues.com/UserFiles/scblues/Documents/Providers/2012%20Provider%20Compliance%20Training.pdf

Once the training is completed you or an authorized individual must submit an online attestation stating that all applicable individuals within your organization have completed the annual compliance training. This Compliance training must be completed by March 31, 2012.
 
If you have questions about this notice, contact Provider Education at 803-264-4730 or via email at Provider.Education@bcbssc.com.

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