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Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity: MACs and ZPICs out, UPICs in

Last Friday, the vice president of legal affairs for the American Health Care Association (AHCA), Dianna De La Mare, reported that CMS will be combining the integrity responsibilities of the Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs) and the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) into one integrity contractor. These newly designated integrity contractors, the Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPIC), will focus on both Medicare and Medicaid integrity issues. Dianna De La Mar also reported that the new UPICs will encompass the MAC integrity responsibilities and will retire the Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs).

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