Corporate Compliance

Pay-per-view: The RAC project--Its effect on one hospital system

Compliance Monitor, March 28, 2007

Last month, SHCC looked at an overview of the recovery audit contract (RAC) project and the possibility of its national implementation. A glimpse at the types of claims that the California RAC has requested in the past two years is a good indication of what might be in store if Medicare rolls out the program nationwide. Some of the records that the California RAC has requested include a specific set of diagnosis-related groups (DRG), medical necessity of acute-care rehab services, and even some outpatient claims.

To find out more, order the pay-per-view article The RAC project--Its effect on one hospital system. The cost is $10. Subscribers to the online version of Strategies for Health Care Compliance have free access to this article. Subscribers to the print edition can find it in their most recent issue. A $30 steal!

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