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2.      Why is it necessary for our organization to provide general compliance and fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) training to our employees and contractors (downstream and related entities)?

Answer:  CMS requires MAOs and Part D sponsors to ensure general compliance and FWA training and education is provided to their FDRs and that FDRs provide training to their employees as well as downstream and related entities.  Effective 1/1/16, CMS will require that all FDRs complete CMS’ Compliance/FWA training module on the Medicare Learning Network (MLN) at: http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/ProviderCompliance.html.  Starting 1/1/16, FDRs must maintain a copy of the MLN training signature page as evidence of training completion.