Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC)
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) was selected by CMS to conduct nationwide medical reviews as directed by CMS. Noridian conducts nationwide medical reviews (Part A, Part B, and DME), in accordance with all applicable statutes, laws, regulations, national and local coverage determination policies, and coding guidance, to determine whether Medicare claims have been billed in compliance with coverage, coding, payment, and billing practices. Such reviews are assigned through CMS formal notifications and focus on analysis of national claims data issues identified by Federal agencies, such as the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Government Accountability Office (GAO), CMS internal data analysis, the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program, and professional organizations, and/or analysis reports such as First-Look Analysis Tool for Hospital Outlier Monitoring (FATHOM) report, and Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER).
Last Updated Jun 20, 2018