The good news is that CMS and the RAC contractors continue to update the Provider Outreach schedule as we originally reported on April 24th. The bad news is that, as we originally reported, there have been no new sessions posted that are inclusive of non-hospital or non-physician providers. For those providers in Texas all the scheduled sessions for May have been cancelled due to the impending threat o…
CMS has posted the transcript and audio recording of the Recovery Audit Contractor Part B Special Open Door Forum which was held on April 14th. CMS reported that there were over 1,000 participants on the line. Many Part A providers participated in this call, as the Part A Call (get the transcript here) was filled to capacity nearly 15 minutes prior to the start of the call….
CMS has posted the call transcript from the RAC Special Open Door Forum for Part A Provider, held on April 8th. While originally scheduled to be posted on April 16th, it is now posted and should be available for 30 days according CMS comments.
The RAC Special Open Door Forum for Part B was scheduled to be posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, but it is still not available as of today.
The Provider Outreach Schedule has been updated at the CMS RAC website. It has grown from 3 pages (originally listed in March) to six pages, updating meetings in Regions A, B, C and D. Meetings hosted by the hospital associations and medical societies may only be open to members of those associations. On the new schedule there are webinars posted for “members” of the American Health Care …
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CMS posted the updated Provider Outreach Schedule to the CMS RAC website last Friday. The Outreach Schedule includes the following by Region:
- Region A: New York
- Region B: Michigan, Minnesota
- Region C: South Carolina, Florida, Georgia
- Region D: Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana
The focus of the scheduled sessions is hospitals, as can be expected, with physicians next. Information regarding the sessions, as well as the hosting of the sessions is being coordinated through the State Hospital Associations, State Medical Societies, as well as CMS and the four Recovery Audit Contractors. Outreach sessions are being held “live” as well as by webinar or webcast.
Some provider outreach sessions in Region C, which includes Florida, are being held at the CMS Regional Office in Atlanta, and the description indicates that there are separate sessions for hospitals, SNFs, physicians, hospice, and home health agencies….