Announced Conference Calls on RAC Programs:
May 4, 2010 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST: Nationwide RAC 101 Call for Home Health and Hospice Providers, 1-877-251-0301
May 5, 2010 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST: Nationwide RAC 101 Call for DMEPOS, 1-877-251-0301
May 12, 2010 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST: Nationwide RAC 101 Call for Physicians, 1-877-251-0301
On March 10, President Obama announced expanded fraud and abuse control initiatives for Medicare, Medicaid and other federal programs, including an Executive Order that directs all federal agencies (not just the health care agencies) to expand and intensify their use of the Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) program, which currently only operates in the Medicare fee-for-service program. He announced that using these audits government-wide will return at least $2 billion to the federal government over the next three years.