CMS recently announced aggressive new steps to find and prevent waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare. CMS is working closer with beneficiaries and providers; consolidating its fraud detection efforts; strengthening its oversight of medical equipment suppliers and home health agencies; and launching the national Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program.
The new national RACs can be found at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/RAC/Downloads/RAC%20Expansion%20Schedule%20Web.pdf.
Visit the CMS RAC Web site for more information. The CMS press release issued October 6, 2008, and the RAC fact sheet are also available.