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CMS Quarterly Newsletter – RAC Emphasis

CMS has announced that they will begin providing quarterly newsletters to assist providers in avoiding common billing errors and to provide direction in complying with audits. The quarterly newsletters will be provided in addition to the current Medicare Learning Network newsletters. A copy of the first quarterly letter can be found at:

http://www.cms.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/MedQtrlyComp_Newsletter_ICN904943.pdf.

Items addressed in this article center around the Recovery Auditor Contractor (RAC) program and common errors identified by the RAC contractors.

According to CMS, future quarterly updates may include information related to common issues identified by the RACs, the Government Accountability Office, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, CMS, or other contractors.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

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