Many California health care providers have not completed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) required to be submitted by Dec. 31 for Medicare compliance, according to an October audit conducted by Livanta, the Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for California.
Livanta has alerted hospitals and others that, unless their organization received an email confirmation from Livanta on Oct. 1, their MOA has not been received. As a reminder, hospitals, critical access hospitals, skilled-nursing facilities, and home health agencies are required to have an MOA with Livanta as a condition of participation in Medicare.
Notably, MOAs that were signed before June 8, 2019, are now obsolete, and a new document is required.
Livanta is required to report failures to complete the MOA directly to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and will do so after the Dec. 31 deadline.
For more information about Livanta’s MOA process, the following resources are available:
Questions can be directed to the Livanta Communications team.