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New RAC Audits on Hold Due to Massive Backlog

In recent weeks, we’ve been hearing about how long it is taking to handle RAC audit appeals thanks to extremely ambitious RAC auditors. Various sources have noted that there is a backlog of over 350,000 cases and appeals from providers were being put on hold. Well, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced on February 18, 2014 that it needs to “transition down” the current contracts so RACs can finish outstanding claims.

For more information, visit the CMS RAC Program website.