Administrative changes improve RAC, but AHA says more needs to be done

Malamud, Matthew
July 2008
AHA News;7/21/2008, Vol. 44 Issue 15, p1
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The article reports on the recovery audit contractor (RAC) demonstration report conducted by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on money reimbursed under the program. According to the report, improvements show RACs reimbursing $992.7 million dollars in overpayments to providers as of March 27, 2008. The demonstrations began in 2005 in California, Florida and New York and reached to Massachusetts and South Carolina before ending in March and in 2006, Congress institutionalized and required CMS to operate RACS in all states by 2010.


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