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RAC beats CMS on payment lawsuit appeal

A federal appeals court last week ruled that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services violated federal contracting regulations when it stretched out payment terms for recovery audit contractors.

Make auditors also pay for their mistakes, doc group insists

Make auditors also pay for their mistakes, doc group insists

Recovery Audit Contractors making incorrect accusations should also be penalized, the American Medical Association is telling lawmakers and regulators. Physicians, long-term care operators and other providers have long criticized the RAC system, which rewards the government’s contracted investigators based on the volume of “improper payments” they point out.

RACs snatch back $1.8M

Recovery Audit Contractors collected $1.8 million in Medicare overpayments made to skilled nursing facilities in fiscal year 2013, according to a Congressional report released in late September.

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