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RACs Incentivized to Find Even Smallest Billing Errors
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Medicare and Medicaid audits are increasing sharply, notes Stephen M. Azia, JD, an attorney with the law firm of Baker Donelson in Washington, D.C., who focuses on reimbursement, compliance, and appeals. RACs are paid a contingency fee for finding fraud by doing post-payment reviews, so Azia says they act as aggressive bounty hunters who can allege fraud long after you have received payment and thought there was no dispute.