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AHA lends support for recovery audit contractor program changes
Modern Healthcare

The country’s hospitals offered their support Tuesday for federal legislation that would make changes to the recovery audit contractors program and other national audit programs.

Introduced by Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) in a pro forma session during a congressional recess, the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2012 would impose financial penalties—which would be paid to the Medicare program—for those recovery auditors who show a pattern of failing to comply with basic program requirements.