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Providers Prep for Medicaid RAC Proposed Rule
Health Leaders Media

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the long-anticipated proposed rule for Medicaid recovery audit contractors (RACs) Friday, setting the stage for the targeted April 2011 implementation date.

The use of Medicaid RACs is another initiative put forth by CMS as part of the Affordable Care Act—implemented earlier this year—designed to identify waste, fraud and abuse in the healthcare system by reducing improper payments.