Revenue Cycle

CMS releases new RAC FAQ

Recovery Auditor Report, October 1, 2009

CMS released the following new RAC FAQ September 25:
Q: How long is the RAC discussion period?
A: The discussion period begins with the time of notification (demand letter for automated reviews and the review results letter for complex reviews) through the time recoupment occurs. The discussion period normally requires written notification to the RAC. The discussion period does not extend the provider's appeal time frames.
Click here to read the FAQ on the CMS Web site.

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