Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM)
Each year, Alaska Medicaid and Denali KidCare together pay more than $1
billion in medical costs for low-income and vulnerable Alaskans. From
neonatal care to medical care for seniors, the joint state and federal
medical assistance programs provides a multitude of medically necessary
Payment Error Rate Measurement, or PERM, is a
review of each state’s Medicaid payments to measure billing and
eligibility related errors. Groups of states are measured every three
years in staggered reviews.
DHSS commends Alaska providers on an outstanding job of responding
during the 2011 PERM cycle, and for having a Medicaid claims error rate
of 1.4%, 2nd lowest of the 17 states reviewed and a Medicaid
eligibility error rate of 0%.
Alaska is preparing for our next PERM review, which will cover Medicaid
claims paid during federal fiscal year 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30,
For additional information about PERM, and the current PERM cycle, please visit http://medicaidalaska.com (select Providers, then PERM).