Revenue Cycle

CMS delays Medicaid RAC implementation

Recovery Auditor Report, February 24, 2011

As some expected, the expansion of Medicaid recovery audit contractors (RAC) is proving difficult. CMS has officially delayed the proposed April 1 deadline for states to implement their Medicaid RAC program, per a February 1 bulletin. States will not be required to implement their RAC program by the proposed implementation date of April 1, 2011 out of consideration for state operational issues and to ensure that states comply with the provisions of the final rule, according to CMS. CMS expects to indicate a new implementation deadline with the final rule is published later this year.

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