The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is set to launch next year the Recovery Audit Contractor program, which is meant to assess whether providers complied with Medicare rules before they receive compensation. Two other demonstration programs are slated to begin in 2012. One will require providers in seven states to obtain prior authorization for power mobility tools and related medical devices, and a second will allow Medicare Part A and Part B rebilling among 380 volunteer hospitals.

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