|Definition|| : ||Recovery Audit Contractor
|Category|| : ||Governmental Policies & Procedures
|Country/Region|| : ||United States
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What does RAC mean?
The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program was created through the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) to identify and recover improper Medicare payments paid to healthcare providers under fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare plans. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is required by law to make the program permanent for all states by January 1, 2010 under section 302 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006.