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Healthcare News: CMS to host nationwide RAC call April 28

JustCoding News: Inpatient, April 14, 2010

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CMS announced on April 6 that it will host a series of nationwide Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) calls, the first of which will take place on April 28. To participate in this call, dial 1-877-251-0301 for the teleconference, which will take place from 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. EST.

CMS also posted on YouTube a RAC 101 presentation, which you can access by going to the CMS RAC Web page and clicking on the appropriate link at the bottom of the page.

CMS posted the following information for the other scheduled calls:

  • May 4, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. EST: Nationwide RAC 101 call for home health and hospice providers
  • May 5, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. EST: Nationwide RAC 101 call for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies
  • May 12, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. EST: Nationwide RAC 101 call for physicians

To learn more, access CMS’ RAC Web site. For more expert analysis related to the RAC program, access the Revenue Cycle Institute Web site. To stay on top of the latest RAC-approved issues in your state, visit the “Tools” section of the Revenue Cycle Institute Web site and download the updated chart at the top of the page.
 



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