Tag: Medicare & Medicaid Services


Evolution of Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Audits: Challenges, Changes, and Current Landscape

The inception of Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) audits dates back to 2005, reaching their zenith around 2010 before encountering a deceleration amidst the COVID-19 period. In 2006, Congress granted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) the authority to launch the Recovery Audit Contractor program across three initial states: New York, Florida, and California. […]
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Coding Requirement Reduced EHR Burden

New Coding Requirements Result in Reduced EHR Documentation Time for Doctors

According to a research letter published in top journal, the attempt by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to alleviate the EHR documentation burden on physicians has not yielded the anticipated outcomes. At the beginning of 2021, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the evaluation and management (E/M) coding requirements for outpatient […]
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