TITLE

RAC program hits snag over bid protests

PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Medical Economics;12/5/2008, Vol. 85 Issue 23, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the suspension of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC). The temporary removal was in response to protests filed with the U.S. Government Accountability Office through unsuccessful bidders for the program. CMS announced that RAC, which is launched as an indication in several states in 2005 to find Medicare payment fraud and abuse, will expand nationwide through January 2010.
ACCESSION #
35720896

 

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