Reining in RAC

Bush, Haydn
July 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2008, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p46
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The article reports on the introduction of the recovery audit contractor (RAC) program of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The primary of the program is to remove mistakes in Medicare payments to hospitals, physicians and other providers. The federal government will award contracts to four auditors who will each be responsible for a single region of the country. In the fall, the auditors will begin expanding to new states, and by 2010, the RAC program will cover every state.


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