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Deal opens door to more audits

January 11, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - Tucked into the “fiscal cliff” deal is a provision that could mean bad things for providers already inundated with audits: the extension of the look-back period.Effective Jan. 2, the date the president signed the bill into law, CMS contractors can audit claims going back five years instead of three years.“Even the best providers, the ones who do the best paperwork, are more likely to have issues with those older claims,” said Kelly Wolfe, CEO of Regency Billing...

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