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CMS releases updated RAC demonstration report

Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, January 9, 2009

On January 6 CMS released an update to its three-year RAC demonstration program report previously published in July 2008. The update includes appeals statistics through August 31, 2008. According to the update, providers appealed 22.5% of denials and 34% of the denials were overturned.

CMS will continue to provide updated reports until all of the appeals are resolved. To view the updated report, visit the CMS RAC Web site.


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