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RAC adds beds, manual wheelchairs to audits


WASHINGTON – The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) has received approval to audit hospital beds and manual wheelchairs, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

Vents: RACs join the party


WASHINGTON – The national recovery audit contractor for HME has set its sights on ventilators, but that’s no big surprise, industry stakeholders say.

Are you RAC ready?


Since it’s been so long since HME providers have had to grapple with a RAC, stakeholders offered these pieces of advice:

Providers prep for return of RAC

New contract, however, means several improvements to process

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Providers should strap in: After a protracted lull, RAC audits will likely pick back up in January, now that CMS has tapped Performant Recovery, based here, to perform post-payment reviews for DME and home health/hospice claims nationwide.

Lawmakers voice concerns on audits


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say a Congressional hearing last week on audits is likely the first of many such hearings on the issue.

Audits: ‘Guilty until proven innocent’


WASHINGTON – A subcommittee hearing on audits yesterday shows that lawmakers are getting the message.

RACs mistakenly rescind some audits


BALTIMORE – Talk about a clawback. Some recent letters rescinding certain audits were sent in error, say stakeholders.

RAC power wheelchair probes draw ire


ATLANTA – A recent surge of audits in Jurisdiction C are targeting “low-lying fruit,” older claims that are more likely to have problems, say consultants.

Medicaid RAC programs heat up


YARMOUTH, Maine – More and more state Medicaid programs across the country are getting Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) programs up and running.