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Medicare recovery audit program targeted for reform after spike in observation stays
Modern Healthcare

Members of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging called on the CMS during a hearing Wednesday to make changes to Medicare’s recovery audit contractor program, which some providers have identified as a driving force behind the rise in observation stays in recent years.

Committee members encouraged the agency to implement recommendations recently backed by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, in addition to making other changes to address the “hospital observation stay crisis.”