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The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is a mystery to many. Sent to hospitals as an Excel workbook, I find it to be data-rich but information-poor.There are 56 pages of explanations, data, and tables. To make it even more frustrating, no one seems to really know who…
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Sources tell RACmonitor that Performant, the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) for Region 1, has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin recovery auditing activity.  The information came on Friday, March 10 via an email from a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) to a Kentucky facility…
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