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GAO: RACs Remain Vital to Medicare Integrity

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2014 CONTACT: Kristin Walter kristin.walter@rubinmeyer.com (202) 898-0995 GAO: RACs Remain Vital to Medicare Integrity Report evaluates Medicare integrity programs, emphasizes RAC program’s transparency and effectiveness Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Government Accountability Office today released a new report evaluating Medicare post-payment integrity programs, including Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs). “The report confirms […]

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CAGW: GAO Urges CMS to Streamline Improper Payment Review Process

  Government watchdog group, Citizens Against Government Waste, responds to a July GAO report on postpayment claims reviews.   Read more from Citizens Against Government Waste here.

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Bloomberg BNA: RACs Are Back, Albeit on a Limited Basis

  CMS has reintroduced the RAC program with limited contracts. Read more on Bloomberg BNA.

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Inside CMS: Senators Use HHS Approps Bill To Push Medicare Appeals System Fix

  The Senate has released its annual appropriations bill, including a provision aimed at tackling ongoing delays in the Medicare appeals process. Subscribers to Inside Health Policy can access the full article here.

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Inside CMS: Senators Look To Address Impact Of Observation Status On Nursing Home Care

  The Senate Special Committee on Aging recently held a hearing to explore the impact of hospital ‘observation status’ admission on Medicare beneficiaries. Subscribers to Inside CMS can access the full story here.

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Inside CMS: CMS Restarts Limited RAC Program After New Contracts Continue To Be Delayed

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will allow the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program to resume oversight of Medicare improper payments, following a two-month hiatus. Subscribers to Inside CMS can access the full story here.

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The Hill: HHS brings back Medicare program that caught $8B in wasteful payments

  After a two-month hiatus, the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program –  used to combat waste in Medicare – will be reinstated in August.

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CMS Restarts the RAC Program

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 4, 2014 CONTACT:  Becky Reeves becky.reeves@rubinmeyer.com (202) 898-0995 CMS Restarts the RAC Program Medicare’s most effective integrity initiative to resume auditing in August 2014  Washington, D.C. – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced it will allow the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program – used to review Medicare […]

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Senate Hearing Spotlights Impact of Hospital Admissions on Seniors

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2014 CONTACT:  Becky Reeves becky.reeves@rubinmeyer.com (202) 898-0995 Senate Hearing Spotlights Impact of Hospital Admissions on Seniors Lawmakers, witnesses discuss profound negative impact of ‘observation status’ on Medicare beneficiaries, underscoring need for greater Medicare oversight Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity issued a statement regarding today’s hearing: Admitted or Not? […]

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Medicare Trustees Report Highlights Ongoing Importance of Integrity Programs

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2014 CONTACT:  Becky Reeves becky.reeves@rubinmeyer.com (202) 898-0995 Medicare Trustees Report Highlights Ongoing Importance of Integrity Programs Trustees say Medicare solvency extended to 2030, urge lawmakers and administrators to address program’s lingering financial challenges Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity today released the following statement regarding the 2014 […]

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