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CERT Error Alerts

Comprehensive Error Rate Testing

2021 Reporting Period

CERT Error Alerts

The following table provides helpful links to educational information regarding the top CGS Errors for each quarter.

Quarter Topic
1st Quarter
Part A The Two-Midnight Rule: Preventing Denials
Part B No Response
Home Health Face to Face (FTF) Encounters for Home Health CertificationPDF
Hospice Hospice Certification/Recertification Requirements
2nd Quarter
Part A Reducing Denials through Correct Coding
Part B Complying with Lab Services Documentation RequirementsExternal PDF
Home Health Face to Face Inadequate
Hospice Missing Medical NecessityPDF
3rd Quarter
Part A CERT and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Errors & Common Denial Reasons
Part B Evaluation & Management
Home Health Inadequate Plan of Care
Hospice Physician Narrative Statement
4th Quarter
Part A Patient Discharge Status Code & Hospital Transfer Policies
Part B Ambulance Resources
Home Health Interdisciplinary Group (IDG)
Hospice Signature


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