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Appeals of Denied Medicare Claims Mean High Costs for Hospitals, Low Risk for RACs
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Increased scrutiny and denial of hospital inpatient claims by Medicare’s recovery audit contractors over the last few years has been followed by growing numbers of denials being overturned in the hospitals’ favor. But instead of being more careful and selective about which claims to audit, three separate RAC agencies have continued to audit ever larger numbers of Medicare claims.