Corporate Compliance

Medicaid integrity contractor audits soon to follow RACs

Health Care Auditing Strategies, September 1, 2008

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Worried about recovery audit contractors (RAC)? They are only part of the incoming dust storm of auditors: Medicaid integrity contractors (MIC) are also coming to town.

Feds rev up Medicaid enforcement

Since the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, CMS created the Medicaid Integrity Group (MIG) to boost Medicaid enforcement. With an 18.5% error rate, Medicaid loses more money than any other federal program, says Brian Flood, former Texas Medicaid Inspector General and national managing director at consulting firm KPMG in Austin.

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