Required Training for AvMed Providers

By: AvMed News AvMed News

Every year, AvMed Medicare-contracted Providers are required to complete Fraud, Waste, and Abuse and Compliance training. You may choose to complete this training through AvMed or through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) directly. But if you choose the latter, an attestation is required to be submitted to AvMed each year.

AvMed has made compliance as easy as possible. We’ve posted the training and attestation of completion on AvMed.org, so just follow these simple steps to locate the training modules:

  1. On AvMed.org, click on Providers and then click on Training under Provider Education.
  2. Locate and review the Anti-Fraud and Compliance training presentations.
  3. Click on the link to attest that you and your staff have completed the training.
  4. If your practice or organization has already completed training, simply complete the information in the online attestation.

Each of these training sessions takes about 10 to 15 minutes to finish, and a certificate of completion can be generated once you finish the required courses. Please print the certificate for your records.

Are you a part of a multispecialty group or a large organization? For your convenience, you can submit a paper attestation covering all Providers in the practice or in the same corporation. Just remember that it is required that Providers keep records of participation as they would for any other staff training.

Also keep in mind that CMS and/or AvMed may ask you for additional information to substantiate statements made in attestations. Providers must attest that they and their staff have completed all required training: Physicians within a group practice, facilities, and ancillary Providers (e.g., hospitals, durable medical equipment suppliers, pharmacists, etc.) as well as the staff within each organization must complete the training.

For more information about the required training courses, contact AvMed’s Provider Services Center at 1-800-452-8633.