Health Information Management

Eight essential questions every HIM director should ask about RAC record requests

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 23, 2009

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How many record requests can HIM directors expect to receive now that the permanent Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program has begun to roll out?

An "MRB Talk" subscriber recently posted this question, and HIM directors’ responses varied. One director who participated in the demonstration program said her facility received hundreds of requests every month. Another said the number varied widely from month to month, with as many as 50 requests one month and few to none the next.

Editor’s note: To read more about RAC record requests or to purchase a copy of this article for $10, visit the HCPro Web site. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing can access this article in the July issue.



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