The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule to implement provisions from the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 with regard to the Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC) and Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) programs. The rule also would also codify several procedural aspects of the process for estimating improper payments in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CMS is accepting comments on the proposed rule until August 14, 2009.