Compliance Training for Medicare Programs

Independence Blue Cross is committed to compliance with the Medicare Advantage Program, as required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS requires that all first-tier, downstream, and related entities (FDR) complete the following courses, which are available through the Medicare Learning Network (MLN):

  • Medicare Parts C and D General Compliance Training
  • Combating Medicare Parts C and D Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

An FDR is defined by CMS as a party that enters into a written agreement to provide administrative services or health care services to a Medicare enrollee on behalf of a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. FDRs include, but are not limited to, contracted health care providers, pharmacies, and vendors.

As a provider of health care services for Independence Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program (Medicare Part D) members, you and your staff are expected to comply with CMS requirements by completing Medicare compliance training on an annual basis.

Please visit https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/Fraud-Waste_Abuse-Training_12_13_11.pdf directly to access and complete your Medicare compliance training at the time of hire and annually thereafter. We suggest that you and your staff maintain records of completion.