To bring awareness to current innovations in Program Integrity and Fraud Prevention, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering physicians and health care professionals an opportunity to earn 1.25 credit hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME). 

  • The first module, “Reducing Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse: Protecting Practices and Patients,” relates to CMS’ provider-focused materials in the Fraud Awareness & Prevention Month Toolkit. 
  • The second module, “How CMS is Fighting Fraud: Major Program Integrity Initiatives,” describes strategies that CMS has undertaken to detect and to prevent fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

To obtain the 1.25 hours of CME credits, please access Medscape. Medscape accounts are free of charge. Registration is on the upper right hand corner of the home page. 

To access the modules, first enter your membership log in information.  Then use the search field on the home page to enter the title of the module. Alternatively after logging in, access the modules through the CMS healthcare updates channel. Simply log into Medscape, then copy and paste this URL into the address bar: