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Hospitals Brace for Audits of Short-Stay Admissions

Abby Pendleton, Esq. of The HLP was quoted in “Hospitals Brace for Audits of Short-Stay Admissions”, published November 5, 2012 in Crain’s Detroit Business on-line regarding RAC audit activity. In particular, the story discussed the new Medicare RAC pre-payment program and its impact on short-stay hospital admissions. Pendleton was interviewed for the Crain’s story and provided her insight into the new demonstration program and its impact on certain short inpatient hospital stays including that “this is a really hot issue because there is a fundamental disagreement between how reviewers are reviewing and the standards providers are given to follow… providers are not given black-and-white guidance.”

For more information, please contact Abby Pendleton, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or visit The HLP website.

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