Articles on Recovery Auditors (RAC) of Interest to Rehab Community
Background: The permanent Recovery Auditor (RAC) program rolled out in 2009 with the four regional RACs conducting provider outreach as mandated in their statement of work (SOW). The first automated issue to be posted was rehab issue: billing of untimed codes in units greater than one.” During the past several years Nancy Beckley has been a senior contributing editor at RACMonitor.com, as well as permanent panelist on the Monitor Mondays weekly podcast. The articles below will give rehab providers some insight into the existing RAC program from a rehab perspective, and provide tips to provides for Scrapbooking Your Way to Success in a RAC World.
Over 30 articles on the RAC program by Nancy Beckley appear on RACMonitor.com:
RAC ‘n Rehab© 9/28/2017: Catch Me If You Can, Yet Again! RACs Looking to Bust Therapy Providers for Billing Untimed Codes
RAC ‘n Rehab© 2/2/2015: Midnight Train to RAC Region 5: CMS Ushers in a New RAC in End of Year Announcement
RAC ‘n Rehab© 2/2/2015: CMS Issues Guidance on Recovery Auditor Manual Medical Review of Claims over $3700
RAC ‘n Rehab© 8/15/2013: CMS Targets Outpatient Therapy Providers That Stopped Therapy Just Under the Therapy Cap
RAC ‘n Rehab© 7/24/2013: Getting Started at the End of the Line: RAC Tips for Therapy Providers New to the Race
RAC ‘n Rehab© 6/6/2013: Is it Payback Time? Change to Payment Liability for Therapy Cap Denials
RAC ‘n Rehab© 5/2/2013: Update your Rehab Scrapbook as the RACs Roll Out
RAC ‘n Rehab© 4/19/2013: Additional Document Submission Likely to Burden Providers Submitting CMS 1500
RAC ‘n Rehab© 4/9/2013: Connolly and Associates, the Region C Recovery Auditor (RAC) is the first of the 4 RACs to post the complex medical review of outpatient therapy: Manual Medical Review of Therapy Claims over the $3700 thresholds. Nancy Beckley’s breaking story appeared in the April 10th RAC Monitor.