Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM)

The Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) is a federal Medicaid audit program that was developed and implemented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that measures the accuracy of program payments.

On 08/17/2017, Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) review contractor, Chickasaw Nation Industries (CNI) Advantage began contacting Alaska Medicaid providers on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to request records that have been randomly selected for PERM review.

CNI Advantage representatives will explain the PERM process, the authority for CMS to collect medical records for audit purposes, and identify the appropriate point of contact for each provider.

Providers will have 75 calendar days from the date of the request letter to submit requested records to CNI Advantage. Additional PERM information is available at and PERM.

If you have questions, please call 907.269.3020.


PERM 2017 - Updates

Date Announcement
04/12/2016 The 2017 PERM cycle will begin with payments made on and after October 1, 2016. Please check back regularly for updates.


PERM 2017 - Links

Be sure to visit these helpful sites on a regular basis to obtain the latest PERM information.

Date Title
10/26/2017CMS PERM Process and Requirements for Providers
10/10/2013CMS PERM Video: Responding to Medical Records/Documentation Requests
10/10/2013State of Alaska PERM Page
10/10/2013State of Alaska PERM Contacts
10/10/2013CMS PERM Page


PERM 2017 - Documents

Date Title
10/10/2013 PERM Definitions
10/10/2013 PERM Abbreviations and Acronyms