President Obama Emphasizes Support of RAC Program

The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) program has a strong supporter in President Obama. On March 10, 2010, Obama signed a White House Memorandum, which states his support of the use of “high-tech bounty hunters,” such as RACs and Medicaid Integrity Contractors (“MICs”), to help root out health care fraud in government-run Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Memorandum directs federal departments and agencies to intensify their use of private auditors to discover and recapture improper payments.

For more information on the RAC program, please contact Abby Pendelton, Esq. or Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. at (248) 996-8510, visit the RAC specialty page, or the HLP website.