Medicaid RAC overkill: Reviews of medical treatment worry hospitals

Daly, Rich
September 2011
Modern Healthcare;9/19/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 38, p8
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The article focuses on the potential impact of the Medicaid recovery audit contractor (RAC) program towards U.S. hospitals. U.S. hospitals are worried about the rules of the RAC initiative because they do not oblige doctors to know about Medicaid programs organized by state governments. RACs are fees used to detect wrong healthcare payments, which was the original fee practice of Medicare and expanded to Medicaid through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


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