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CMS Delays RAC Prepayment Audit Program
By Karen Collier, JD

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new demonstration project to test Recovery Audit Contractors' (RACs') abilities to conduct prepayment review of Medicare Part A and B claims. RACs have successfully identified a wide variety of Medicare overpayments and have become one of CMS's most important post-payment audit tools.

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