tci Part B Insider - 2011 Issue 34

Recovery Audit Contractors: RAC Audits Will Impact Medicaid Claims Jan. 1, CMS Says

Recent delays have given you more time to prepare.You've benefited from several delays in Medicaid RAC audits, but as of Jan. 1, 2012, the time will finally come when those audits will kick in.As most Insider readers are aware, "recovery audit contractors" (RACs), which the federal government has hired to audit physician claims, will be reviewing Medicaid claims soon thanks to last year's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Although RAC audits were originally slated to impact Medicaid claims on April 1, 2011, CMS delayed that date, and did not make a subsequent announcement until Sept. 14...

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