Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Update – Spring 2009

Posted by Jason Greis on April 6, 2009 under Articles, Whitepapers | Be the First to Comment

This listserve is a continuation of a series of listserves updating McGuuireWoods healthcare clients on developments surrounding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ,claims and activity Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs).  Future updates will be available by completing McGuireWoods’ online sign-up form or by checking back on GreisGuidetoLTACHs. 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...

RAC Program Proceeds; Bid Protest Withdrawn

Posted by Jason Greis on February 17, 2009 under Articles | Read the First Comment

On February 14, 2009 my colleague, Elissa Moore, posted the following informative update on the North Carolin Healthcare Report weblog, of which she is a co-Author.  The posting describes the resumed rollout of CMS’s recovery audit contractor (RAC) program and further details of the RAC program.  Elissa, Brent Rawlings, and I (together with members of Marsh Risk Consulting’s Global Clinical HealthCare Consulting Team) will be discussing the impact of RAC audits on post-acute and acute care providers during a complimentary 1-hour webinar on March 3, 2009.  Please click here for additional information and to register for the webinar. Read More...