Understanding Recovery Audit Contractors
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated the Recovery Audit Contractors program or RAC to identify improper Medicare payments while combating fraud and abuse in the Medicare program. To do so, CMS uses contractors to audit claims, recover overpayments and look for underpayments to ensure these are also remedied. This course introduces you to the RAC program so you understand its purpose as well as the relationship between it and the revenue cycle.
Covered in this course:
- This course was reviewed for general updates
- RAC auditors updated
- Provider concerns brought changes to the RAC program