American Coalition For Healthcare Claims Integrity

What's in a name?

What's in a name?

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The new name of the American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity is the Council for Medicare Integrity. Does that mean they'll change their focus? Not quite.

Controversial Medicare auditors group changes name, website

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A Medicare payment watchdog group saddled with huge case backlogs and heavily criticized for causing delays in resolving reimbursement issues has changed its name and location on the web.

RAC groups battle provider plea for short-stay payment relief

RAC groups battle provider plea for short-stay payment relief

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Third-party firms that audit Medicare bills for payment issues are pushing back hard against a hospital association plea for more favorable short-stay reimbursements, adding to the ongoing unwelcome specter of audits among all providers, including those in long-term care.

RACs returned a record $100 million to providers in the third quarter, CMS announces

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Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors returned $100.4 million in underpayments to healthcare providers in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.

Senators blast Medicare audits, say RAC payments should be changed

Senators blast Medicare audits, say RAC payments should be changed

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The Medicare claims review process is unfairly burdening healthcare providers and failing to improve program integrity, due in part to the payment system for certain auditors, Senate leaders said during a roundtable hearing Wednesday.

RACs recoil against bills

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Independent Medicare auditors are criticizing two measures that would put stricter controls on Recovery Audit Contractors.