On February 18, 2014, CMS announced on its website that it is 'pausing' the Recovery Audit Program in preparation for the procurement of new Recovery Audit (RA) contracts and to "allow CMS to continue to refine and improve the Medicare Recovery Audit Program." Visit the Recovery Audit Program page on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website, www.cms.gov, to learn more.
The Board of Directors and Central Office staff wish each of you a wonderful holiday and very Happy New Year! Thank you for helping to make 2013 a time of renewal and progress in HIM. AHIMA has created a holiday e-card highlighting some of the successes and achievements of the past twelve months. Please join the celebration by viewing it here.
Holiday hours for the Central Office are as follows: closing at noon on December 24, reopening at 9 am on December 26; closing at noon on December 31, reopening at 9 am on January 2, 2014.
The December issue of Perspectives Online has been posted and can be found on the Newsletter dropdown under the ABOUT tab.