Revenue Cycle

Take advantage of nine tips for RAC appeal success

Recovery Auditor Report, September 2, 2010

According to a July HCPro survey of approximately 500 healthcare providers, 56% have already received medical record requests and 40% have had money recouped by a RAC.

As these numbers continue to grow, so will the percentage of providers who need to appeal RAC denials. Luckily, we have some tips and tools that might help providers formulate and win their appeals, courtesy of Tanja Twist, MBA, HCM, director of patient financial services at Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia, and Elizabeth Lamkin, MHA, an associate at Axcel Healthcare Group in Tampa, FL. Twist and Lamkin spoke during the June 24 HCPro audio conference “RAC Appeals: Master the Process and Overturn Denials.”<

Note: To read more, visit the HCPro website. Subscribers to Medical Record Briefing have access to this article in the August issue of their newsletters.


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