What You Should Know About Audits

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has intensified its Medicare audit programs in various jurisdictions across the country. Three types of audits can occur: Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT), Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC), and Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC) audits.

Here are some key facts orthopaedic practices should understand about Medicare audits.

Not all audits are the same
Each of the three types of audits is looking at something different.

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