Healthcare News & Insights

RAC audits: AHA calls for a federal investigation

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is imploring the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to investigate the inaccuracy of recovery audit contractors (RACs). 

CMS could extend reach for collecting overpayments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid  Services (CMS) is exploring the possibility of pursuing  legislative action to extend the statute of limitations for collecting overpayments.

Payback time: OIG audits uncover overpayments at 3 hospitals

The last thing any hospital administrator wants is to be audited by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Especially now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on June 1st will launch the next leg of its Recovery Audit Prepayment Reviews — an aggressive program to deter overpayments due to fraud and errors.