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Medical necessity audits: Involve coders in your RAC defense strategy

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, November 1, 2010

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Hospitals have waited with bated breath for RAC medical necessity audits to begin. Now that the audits are well under way, the focus has shifted from anticipatory anxiety to best-practice defense strategies that experts say should involve a team of clinical individuals as well as coders.

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