RAC AUDITS: AHA: RAC Decision Breaks the Law

The American Hospital Association is reacting angrily to a CMS decision to suspend appeals to administrative law judges of decisions from Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors for two years to clear up a massive 357,000 claims backlog, and says the move is illegal. In a memo from the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, the agency said it expects hearing wait times will continue to exceed six months after the two-year suspension.

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