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Posted on 24. May, 2010 by Editor.
You’ve got so many compliance acronyms flying at you every day that you may not be able to differentiate your RAC from the OIG. Know these quick facts about RACs to stay better informed.
- Recovery audit contractors (RACs) detect and correct past improper payments so CMS and the MACs can prevent such problems in the future
- RACs are hired as contractors by the government, and they can can collect “contingency fees,” which means that they get a percentage of the amount that they recover from providers who were paid inappropriately The maximum RAC lookback period is three years, and they cannot review claims paid prior to Oct. 1, 2007