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CMS updates RAC outreach schedule, FAQs

Patient Financial Services Weekly Advisor, April 17, 2009

CMS has updated its RAC education and outreach schedule. The schedule contains new information regarding which type of healthcare provider (e.g., hospitals, physicians, skilled nursing facilities, etc.) should attend the various sessions, as well as who will present during the sessions.

CMS will update the RAC schedule as new sessions become available. You can always view the most recent version on the CMS Web site.
In addition, CMS posted an updated RAC FAQ on March 30. According to the FAQ, when Medicare recoups an alleged overpayment identified by a RAC and the provider later wins an appeal, CMS is required to pay interest at certain times.

Click here to see the entire list of CMS’ RAC-related FAQs

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