Medicaid Contractors Struggle to Identify Overpayments
Also, and as is usually the case, providers should be proactive in their approach, as opposed to being reactionary when the auditor comes knocking.
"Medicare RACs (Recovery Auditors) have already proven to be distressing and difficult to manage for most hospitals, so this will add a layer of uncertainty to which they have yet to know, says Malm. "Providers need to really look at this and come up with a strong action plan."
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James Carroll is associate editor for the HCPro Revenue Cycle Institute.
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