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CMS proposes waiting longer to pay Medicare ‘bounty hunters’

Medicare officials want to make it harder for their recovery-audit companies to collect fees for auditing hospital and doctor bills. Earlier this week, the Government Accountability Office gave the CMS the go-ahead to make the change despite protests from the auditors. Recovery auditing is a major point of controversy among Medicare providers. The four companies that are paid to look for overbilling in the Medicare program get to keep between 9% and 13% of the amount flagged as inappropriate...Read More


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