Oversight overload

Daly, Rich
November 2011
Modern Healthcare;11/21/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 47, p6
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The article focuses on the concern among healthcare providers that the increase in the number of billing audits can lead to an increase in costs in the U.S. The administration of President Barack Obama claims that improper Medicare and Medicaid payments got reduced following such audits. A 2011 Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) survey shows that 61,170 dollars were used on compliance measures during the second quarter. Providers are also concerned that auditors will turn into bounty hunters.


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