Revenue Cycle

And the winner is . . .

Recovery Auditor Report, April 2, 2009

Thanks to all who participated in our contest! In the previous issue of The RAC Report, we featured the following trivia questions:
1. How much per page will RACs reimburse PPS and long-term care providers for photocopy costs associated with audits?
            Answer: C (12 cents)       
2. Section 302 of which Act makes the RAC program permanent and requires it to expand to all 50 states by no later than 2010?
            Answer: A (The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006)
3. Which RAC receives a contingency fee of 9.49%?
            Answer: D (HealthDataInsights, Inc.)
Our lucky (and RAC-savvy) trivia contest winner is Patricia W. Clark, RN, BSN, nurse auditor for Wuesthoff Health Systems in Rockledge, FL. Clark will receive a free audio recording of a conference session from the “Recovery Audit Contractor Defense: A RAC Readiness Summit.” Available sessions include the following:
  • Monitor one-day stays under RAC scrutiny
  • A team approach to manage medical necessity
  • Insourcing vs. outsourcing: Weighing your options
  • Strategies for coding compliance
  • Managing the appeals process
  • From the field: A panel discussion of experiences, challenges and victories experienced during the RAC demonstration project
Recordings from the “Recovery Audit Contractor Defense: RAC Readiness Summit” will soon be available for purchase. Check back with us soon for more information!

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