Selecting ACG as Your CMS Independent Validation Auditor (IVA) 

ATTAC Consulting Group (ACG) is a top Medicare Independent Validation Auditor (IVA) chosen by leading Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans across the nation when an IVA is required following a CMS Program Audit.  ACG will develop a custom audit plan, file it with CMS and efficiently guide you through the Independent Auditor Validation process.

Corrective Action Implementation

ACG is a leader in assisting Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans develop and implement  robust operational Corrective Action Plans to address deficiencies identified in a CMS Program Audit, Intermediate Sanction, or State audit.  ACG provides expert guidance, trusted resources, and solutions designed to assure that the issues do not occur again.

Leading Team of Auditors and Operations Experts

ACG’s team of seasoned health plan and Part D pharmacy operations experts have assisted many Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial plans to address compliance deficiencies  identified by CMS and State agencies developing effective Corrective Actions Plans (CAPs), with effective implementation of revised business process, controls, and oversight monitoring.

Corrective Action and Sanction Support:

ACG’s team has extensive experience guiding plans in building robust solutions to issues requiring corrective action (ICARs and CARs). We have guided numerous plans in building solutions and in re-engineering to successfully resolve CMS CAP requirements and resolve Intermediate Sanctions. ACG’s support and solution model incorporates:

  • Focused and immediate response to Immediate Corrective Action requirements

  • Thorough end-to-end root-cause analysis to build effective, lasting solutions

  • Drafting robust Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) that address agency concerns

  • Data Sourcing and systems updates to support business owners and revised processes

  • Effective business process reengineering and control design

  • Policy and procedure development

  • Training program development

  • Delegate, training, reporting and oversight enhancement

  • Design and implementation of effective monitoring reports and processes and auditing programs

  • Independent Validation testing

  • Support for development of effective documentation of outcomes to submit to CMS and state agencies

Independent Validation Auditor :

ACG provides IVA services to Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) required by CMS to hire a third-party auditor to test the outcomes of their corrective actions following a CMS Program Audit or if placed in Intermediate Sanction.

ACG is a recognized national leader in performing Medicare compliance and CMS Program Audits. ACG’s IVA teams include Medicare Part C and Part D subject matter experts who have audited Medicare compliance for years.  Our audit systems and tools will specifically address testing of correction of deficiencies identified by CMS.

We work closely with the Plan to develop our audit work plan.  The work plan will cover required universes, sample sizes, audit period, and sample selection methods that target testing the corrective action outcomes required to be audited and be reviewed with CMS prior to the audit.

ACG will thoroughly test the Plan’s required universes, using our sophisticated CMS universe analytics engine.

ACG will conduct the audit after the Plan’s revised operations are in place and it is operationally “clean”, focusing on audit completion on a timely basis to meet the CMS’ required deadline to have Independent Auditor Validation completed with findings submitted to the Agency.

Look to an experienced validation audit leader to conduct your IVA.