Ready, Set, Audit

Gearon, Christopher
May 2005
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May2005, Vol. 79 Issue 5, p16
Trade Publication
Reports on an audit to be conducted by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) recovery audit contractors (RAC) to search for Medicare payment errors that were not detected through the program's existing integrity efforts. Estimated amount of overpaid Medicare bills in 2004; Reaction of health insurance providers to the way RAC will be compensated; Extensive provider education plan that will be launched by the CMS to prevent repeated overpayment problems.


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