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PERM • Introduction
The Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) program, implemented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is federally mandated under the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 and measures improper payments in the Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known in Alaska as Denali KidCare (DKC). Groups of 17 states are measured every three years in standard review cycles. Alaska is part of PERM Cycle 3.
Some of the benefits of the PERM program include identification of program vulnerabilities that result in improper payments, promoting efficient program operations, and helping to ensure medical services are provided to those eligible for the program.
If you have questions about PERM, please call 907.269.0399.