Corporate Compliance

HIM central to surviving recovery audit contractors as auditing activity is on the rise

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, July 1, 2010

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Recovery audit contractor (RAC) activity is picking up, but many healthcare providers are still waiting to see whether their preparations have paid off, according to a January survey of more than 400 healthcare providers conducted by Medical Records Briefing (MRB). Eighteen percent of survey respondents had received medical record requests (i.e., additional documentation requests) as of the time of the survey. Only 8% of providers received RAC denials. 

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