Prepayment audits to start Aug. 27

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finally gave the official word on when providers should brace themselves for prepayment audits--Aug. 27, the agency quietly announced on its website.

After repeated changes in the start date, the official launch date provides the timeline as to when CMS will target providers in states with high volumes of fraud or error-prone providers (Florida, California, Michigan, Texas, New York, Louisiana, Illinois), as well as many short inpatient stays (Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Missouri). --Read the full article on FierceHealthcare