RAC Look-Back Period Remains Same, Despite ATRA Expansions
— Although Section 638 of the American Taxpayers Relief Act expands Medicare’s overpayment recovery “look-back” period from three to five years, this expansion does not currently apply to Medicare recovery audit contractors (RACs), HFMA recently learned from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) representatives. Based on their statement of work, RACs are locked into a three-year window, which cannot be changed until new contracts are awarded in 2014. Currently there are no plans to expand that window in 2014.
Publication Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013