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OIG: Hospitals Account for 88 Percent of Improper Payments

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2013 OIG: Hospitals Account for 88 Percent of Improper Payments HHS Report highlights effectiveness of Recovery Auditors, reveals hospitals as top contributors to Medicare waste, fraud and abuse Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity today responded to a new Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) assessment of the Recovery Audit Program and improper payments in Medicare. The report concluded that Medicare Recovery Auditors (RAs) are […]

New GAO Report Points to Ongoing Need for Recovery Auditing

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2013 New GAO Report Points to Ongoing Need for Recovery Auditing In effort to combat billions in Medicare waste, recovery auditors examine more claims, recover more improper payments and are less burdensome to providers than other contractors Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity today reacted to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) comparison of contractors that conduct post-payment reviews of Medicare fee-for-service claims.  Recovery Auditors (RAs), who act in partnership […]

Coalition Highlights Low Cost, High Effectiveness of Recovery Audit Contractor Program Amid Federal Budget Cuts

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2013 Coalition Highlights Low Cost, High Effectiveness of Recovery Audit Contractor Program Amid Federal Budget Cuts RACs fill gaps in fraud prevention, yield billions in return on investment Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) today issued a statement following the announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) that significant staff and budget reductions are on the horizon. The department conceded the cuts […]

Coalition Applauds Senate Finance Committee’s Effort to Improve and Strengthen Recovery Audit Contractor Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2013 Coalition Applauds Senate Finance Committee’s Effort to Improve and Strengthen Recovery Audit Contractor Program Committee hearing highlights importance of communication and collaboration between providers and auditors Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hearing, Program Integrity: Oversight of Recovery Audit Contractors, chaired by Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT). “We commend members of the Senate Finance […]

Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Combat Billions of Dollars in Healthcare Waste, Fraud and Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2013 Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Combat Billions of Dollars in Healthcare Waste, Fraud and Abuse PRIME Act will help curb improper payments, strengthen Medicaid and Medicare Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) today issued the following statement regarding the Preventing Improper Medicare & Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act, a bill proposed by Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tom Coburn (R. Okla.), as well as Reps. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and John […]

Coalition: Legislation Limits Programs that Fight Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2013 Legislation Limits Programs that Fight Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare Senate and House legislation works to curtail the ability of auditors to carry out highly-effective waste, fraud and abuse prevention programs Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) issued the following statement regarding the introduction of companion legislation in the Senate (S. 1012) that would undermine the efficacy of the highly-effective recovery audit contractors that work with the Medicare […]

Coalition: CMS’ Proposed Rule Disincentivizes Providers to Bill Medicare Properly and Accurately

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2013 Coalition: CMS’ Proposed Rule Disincentivizes Providers to Bill Medicare Properly and Accurately Rule threatens Medicare beneficiaries and Trust Fund solvency with ‘endless loop of rebilling’ Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) today issued the following statement from spokesperson Becky Reeves after submitting comments to CMS on the Medicare Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals proposed rule (CMS-1455-P). “After carefully reviewing the proposed rule, we are gravely concerned about […]

Coalition: Legislation Will Limit Programs that Fight Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2013 Coalition: Legislation Will Limit Programs that Fight Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare Bill seeks to curtail the ability of auditors to carry out highly effective waste, fraud and abuse prevention programs Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) issued the following statement regarding new legislation introduced today by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) that aims to limit the number of documents that recovery auditors […]

Coalition of Healthcare Auditors Warns Against Efforts to Undermine Government Accountability Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2013 Coalition of Healthcare Auditors Warns Against Efforts to Undermine Government Accountability Programs Highly-effective waste, fraud and abuse prevention programs are at risk; proposed changes could cost Medicare nearly $1 billion each year Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) today warned against efforts to restructure several highly effective government accountability and transparency programs that were expanded under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2009. During the 112th Congress, […]

Coalition Launches New Website

  The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) today announced the launch of a new website, ProperPayments.org, that highlights the ongoing work of government accountability programs and private sector partners in the fight against waste, fraud and abuse in the nation’s healthcare system. Founded in 2009, the American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) is a non-profit organization committed to achieving 100% accuracy in payment claims submitted to public and private sector healthcare payors. The coalition’s mission is to educate […]