Healthcare News & Insights

CMS offers deal for postponed RAC appeals — but there’s a catch

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shut down its recovery audit contract (RAC) program because of a massive backlog of appeals. Now it’s offering a deal to hospitals to reduce the backlog, but should your facility take the bait? 

Supreme Court ruling affects hospital payment appeals

Bad news: The Supreme Court overturned a ruling that could’ve given hospitals and physicians a bit more breathing room when it comes to appealing payments.