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Judge orders AHA to develop Medicare appeal backlog fixes

Judge orders AHA to develop Medicare appeal backlog fixes

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 29, 2018

A federal judge has asked the American Hospital Association to generate ideas on how HHS can work through its Medicare billing appeals backlog. Medicare auditors are already raising objections to the plan.

Hospitals oppose proposal to tweak Medicare RAC appeals process

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 01, 2016

Hospital associations say a CMS proposal to ease the backlog of denied Medicare claims by making tweaks to the recovery audit contractor appeals process could leave them with fewer opportunities to retain payment. Others say the proposal would let potentially untrained people make the decisions.

Ruling gives hospitals hope on RAC appeals backlog

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 09, 2016

Hospitals persuaded a federal appeals court to give new life to their legal fight to force HHS to work more quickly through a backlog of disputed findings by Medicare's controversial recovery audit contractors.

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