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The ongoing suspension of Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors’ (RACs) ability to monitor and audit claims has produced a 22% decline in funds recovered by the program, says a new report more »

The purpose of the Recovery Audit Program and its Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) is to identify Medicare overpayments and underpayments across the country, but according to a survey of hospitals more »

The final day of HIMSS14 was expected to be an important one, especially for anyone following the comments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office more »

The handling of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has raised concerns among members of Congress. A total of 111 members more »

The American Hospital Association is asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to look into the handling of hearings to contest payment denials by Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors more »

The American Hospital Association (AHA) released a factsheet with the findings of its most recent Annual Survey of Hospitals. According to the gathered data, hospitals were underpaid by $56 billion more »

The American Hospital Association has issued comments in response to a request for comments on the preliminary cybersecurity framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), urging more »

In a letter to the House Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee, the American Hospital Association has provided its recommendations for resolving current problems with the Medicare more »

When the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a suspension of Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) reviews last month, it was only slated to last from October 1, 2013 more »

There is great uncertainty among healthcare officials when considering the effects of increased hospital consolidation. Proponents of hospital mergers emphasize that such a refashioning of the industry will result in more »

The American Hospital Association (AHA) applauding the sponsoring of a new bill to improve the work of Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs). In a letter to Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), more »

In response to the Request for Information regarding “Advancing Interoperability and Health Information Exchange,” the American Hospital Association (AHA) has identified areas where the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services more »

In response to a request for information (RFI) on the electronic reporting of clinical quality measures (CQMs) issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association more »

Richard Umbdenstock, CEO of the American Hospital Association (AHA), addressed falling hospital reimbursements tied to a slashed Medicare budget and upcoming sequestration cuts in Nashville this week, urging hospitals to more »

On February 1, the American Hospital Association (AHA) sent a letter to Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in response to the agency’s request for information (RFI) on hospital and vendor more »

In response to the September 24 letter from the Department of Justice (DoJ) and Health & Human Services (HHS) claiming providers are abusing meaningful use incentives and Medicare reimbursements, leaders more »

According to the American Hospital, slow and steady wins the race when dealing with electronic reporting of quality measures. In response to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) more »

Last week, when the American Hospital Association issued its comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed final rule for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, critics more »

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