LTCHs, RACs and Medical Necessity Update

Posted by Jason Greis on March 27, 2009 under Articles, Whitepapers | Be the First to Comment

By Carol Burkhart, RN, MS, CNP, CPHRM, William Hammock, RN, BSN, CMC, ACM, and Stacey Donegan, CPC Read More...

Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs): What Providers Need to Know and How to Prepare

Posted by Jason Greis on March 4, 2009 under Articles, Whitepapers | Be the First to Comment

Success of the RAC Demonstration Project in Recouping Overpayments to Medicare Providers Leads to National Program Expansion. Read More...

“RACs Are Here: Are You Prepared?” Webinar Slideshow

Posted by Jason Greis on March 3, 2009 under Presentations | Be the First to Comment

Please click here for a copy of the PowerPoint slides from the March 3, 2009 McGuireWoods and Marsh webinar presentation entitled “RACs are Here: Are You Prepared?”  This webinar addressed questions about what recovery audit contractors (or RACs) are, how to prepare for a RAC audit, how and when to respond to a RAC request for medical records or a demand letter, how and when to appeal a RAC overpayment determination, and a discussion of the other inherent risks embedded in the RAC audit process.   Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the presentation or related to the RAC process or audits. Read More...

Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Update (12/16/08)

Posted by Jason Greis on December 16, 2008 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

One of my colleagues, R. Brent Rawlings, JD, MHA, FACHE, recently wrote the below Client Alert and White Paper discussing the temporarily delayed expansion of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program.  It is important to note that although RACs may initially focus their audit efforts on Medicare reimbursable services provided by acute care hospitals, LTACH Medicare claims are also subject to review by RACs. Read More...