Medicaid Program Integrity

Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM)

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.

Effective July 1, 2022 the cycle 3 PERM audit for Alaska began. The audit will review Alaska Medical Assistance (Medicaid and CHIP) payments made to providers between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.​
PERM contractors conduct reviews of claims and payments in an effort to identify any improper payments. Providers enrolled in the Alaska Medical Assistance program may be contacted by a PERM contractor informing them that a claim submitted has been selected for a federal audit program called Payment Error Rate Measurement.

This website contains PERM resources and information for providers, and additional information is available from CMS.


Kristina Harp
Medicaid Program Specialist
DOH Medicaid Program Integrity

Maria Pokorny
Medicaid Program Specialist
DOH Medicaid Program Integrity