RAC program needs to improve error-handling, GAO says

By Jennifer Lubell

The CMS needs to do a better job of addressing and promptly correcting service-specific errors that result in improper payments under its Recovery Audit Contractor program, the Government Accountability Office recommended in a new report.

RACs should get mandatory fraud training: OIG

Recovery audit contractors should receive mandatory training on the identification and referral of fraud, HHS’ inspector general’s office recommended in a new report (PDF file).

Office of Inspector General 2010 Work Plan

We are pleased to present the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan for fiscal year (FY) 2010. This publication describes activities that OIG plans to initiate or continue with respect to the programs and operations of the

RAC Program Moves Ahead After Delay

For a while, CMS’s Recovery Audit Contractor program was on hold, held back by a stop-work order instituted over a dispute involving vendor contracts. Now, however, CMS has resolved the dispute and has made plans to move ahead

CMS RAC Status Update

Mission – The Recovery Audit Program’s mission is to identify and reduce Medicare improper payments through the efficient detection and collection of overpayments made on claims of health care services provided to Medicare