The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding healthcare organizations about the importance of complying with the False Claims Act.

False claims are not claims with innocent billing mistakes. Rather, providers know these claims are false. They include services that are:

  • Not rendered
  • Upcoded
  • Not supported by the patien’’s medical record
  • Part of a previously submitted claim

CMS advises organizations to watch a roughly four-minute False Claims Act video that will help you understand and comply with this law.

While the video originally aired in 2011, it is still current.