Senators Introduce Bill Limiting Medicare Audits

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT) -- A legislative push to cap audits of hospitals' Medicare claims continued Wednesday, as two Senate lawmakers floated a companion bill to a House measure restricting the number of reviews by recovery audit contractors in order to ease the demand on hospitals and eliminate redundant programs.

Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark. introduced the Medicare Audit Improvement Act two months after the House version, which is still in committee. Both bills would reintroduce a limit on Medicare audits that had been removed with the creation...
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