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CMS Reports on RAC Improper Payments
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a short, but useful Recovery Audit Contractor update that reports on the total amount of improper payments identified since the RAC demonstration period.

From October 2009 through the end of March 2011, RACs have identified a total of $312.2 million in overpayments and $52.6 million in underpayments, totaling $365.8 million in total improper payments.