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2008 Recovery audit contractor update: Review Statement of Work, start preparations now to maintain compliance

APCs Insider, February 29, 2008

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Although the recovery audit contractor (RAC) demonstration program is slated to end in March, that doesn't mean the program is going away for good. In fact, the opposite is true.

Despite recent efforts made by representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Devin Nunes (R-CA) to slow the nationwide RAC implementation and enact a one-year moratorium on the program, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (Section 302) instructs CMS to expand the program and use RACs to identify Medicare underpayments and overpayments across the country by 2010.

Click here to read more about the RAC timeline and Statement of Work. Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies subscribers have free access to this article in the February issue via their online subscriptions.



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