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MACs vs. RACs: could competition mean more bad news for providers?

Patient Access Weekly Advisor, September 9, 2009

What's the difference between a MAC and a RAC?

When it comes to protecting Medicare dollars, they share the responsibility of ensuring healthcare providers are paid correctly for services provided, and both conduct audits to help ensure as much.

But once a MAC audits a service, a RAC cannot. And vice versa. So, does that mean there might be a little friendly competition between them?

Read the full story by Andrea Kraynak of HealthLeaders Media.

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