Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors Ask Congress for Changes

While the American Hospital Association recently accused Medicare officials of breaking the law by suspending appeals of Recovery Audit Contractor decisions to administrative law judges for two years to reduce a huge backlog, an association representing contractors has a different perspective.

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The audit process is flawed. The Medicare system is screwed up. They pay then chase their money around with audits. They are not recovering anything, they are recollecting (minus their fee of millions of dollars) money that never should have been spent.
That being said. There are hardworking honest medical suppliers out there (I work for a small family owned one) that are getting hammered by audits and their B.S. denials.
The only problem with the Administrative Law Judge system is that they actually use common sense, which Medicare and Auditors do NOT!
Posted by Ryan T | Thursday, January 23 2014 at 11:44AM ET
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