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.

The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity, representing RACs and other health payment contractors working for government agencies, on January 21 sent a letter to members of Congress asking for reform of the RAC appeals process. Here’s the letter:

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