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Eric Frisch Posted Information Regarding Medicare Audits to the Carlock Copeland Health Law & Regulation Update Blog

February 12, 2016

Eric Frisch posted information regarding Medicare audits to the Carlock Copeland Health Law and Regulation Update Blog.

To read the entire blog posting, please click here.

The Senate is considering legislation to overhaul Medicare audits. The frequency and complexity of Medicare recovery and overpayment audits have increased since CMS started the outsourcing program several years ago. The proposed legislation, entitled the Audit & Appeals Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act of 2015 (AFIRM) (S.2368), would increase CMS oversight of the audit contractors, decreasing the review times for certain bills down to six months, and establish an ombudsman for appeals, among other things.

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