Medicare Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training Requirements

Who must complete the training?

Independent Health requires each of its participating provider organizations complete an electronic attestation to confirm all individuals of your organization/practice have completed this training. Workforce members include medical doctors, mid-levels, ancillary providers, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, administrative and office staff, technicians, coders, etc.

Any new employee who joins your team in the future will also be required to complete the training within 90 days of hire.

How does your practice complete this training?

There are three ways to meet this CMS requirement:

  1. Complete the Independent Health training available online HERE.

    This presentation may be reviewed as a team at a formal training or may be distributed to associates who attest internally to reviewing and understanding the material within.

  2. Complete these two training modules through the Medicare Learning Network (MLN):

    a. Medicare Parts C and D General Compliance Training
    b. Combatting Medicare Parts C and D Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

  3. If your group completed other vendor training, a roster or spreadsheet that shows the dates the training was completed will provide the necessary confirmation, if requested. If the group already completed the MLN, just submit attestation.

Attesting to the completion of this training with Independent Health

Upon completing this training (or an equivalent), Independent Health requests your practice submit the online Attestation.

Start 2019 Attestation

This training must be completed annually by all providers. The attestation must be completed by an authorized representative on behalf of all individuals encompassed under their Tax Identification Number (TIN).

Since the attestation should be completed at the organizational TIN level, each individual physician, practitioner, midlevel, employee, etc. does NOT need to complete the attestation individually.


If you have questions regarding this attestation, please contact Independent Health Provider Relations at l (716) 631-3282 or 1-800-736-5771, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or email