Additional Guidance from CMS on the Education Requirements Under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005

On March 22, 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (“CMS”) published additional guidance clarifying several unanswered questions and ambiguous provisions of Section 6032 of the Defi cit Reduction Act of 2005 (the “DRA”). Section 6032 of the DRA (Pub. L. 109-171) requires states to amend their Medicaid plans to require entities that receive or make at least $5 million in annual Medicaid payments (“Covered Entities”) to educate their employees, agents and contractors about federal and state false claims acts and whistleblower protections.

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