In CMS
Jan 27th, 2010
There’s certainly no grass growing under the feet of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) four appointed Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs). Each company has been hard at work posting new CMS-approved issues for review. Whereas RACs’ initial focus seemed to be on outpatient services, the target now also seems to be on inpatient services. ...
In CMS
Jan 18th, 2010
HealthDataInsights (HDI) posted on their website 66 new approved issues for review in just the first week of 2010. These latest issues all pertain to Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) coding and DRG validation. RACs Post New Issues was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In CMS
Aug 17th, 2009
Gearing up for the 2010 implementation of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program,  HealthDataInsights (HDI) and Connolly Healthcare are the first to post issues eligible for review. The RAC program, mandated by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, is being implemented to detect and correct past improper payments so that the Centers for ...
In CMS
Feb 11th, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Feb. 6 that the permanent Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program is set to begin March 1. The bidding protests filed by Viant, Inc. and PRG Schultz, USA, Inc., which caused a Stop Work order in October 2008, are resolved. RAC Back on Track was last modified: ...