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U.S. Senate Committee blames providers for appeals backlog

Forget the denials, reduce the appeals The U.S. Senate Finance Committee heard testimony and expressed dismay yesterday about the humongous backlog of appeals at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA), now totaling over 870,000 appeals, according to testimony … Continue reading

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CMS Report Reveals 77% of Appealed RAC Denials Are Improper

Figures Show 55% of RAC Denials Are Improper If you read my previous article and then read the CMS Report to Congress for the RAC Program in FY2013, you can find figures that tell the story in the title of … Continue reading

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News from the Week of February 28

The Pause Expands Last Month, CMS extended the pause (I refuse to call it a moratorium) on RAC reviews of Medicare claims under the  2 Midnight Rule to a full year, from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014. MACs, … Continue reading

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