October 17, 2008

RACs STILL ON TRACK

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CMS still intends to announce the permanent RACs by Oct. 1, according to Tim Hill, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Financial Management Director.

According to Hill, demand letters or requests for medical records for first round hospitals probably won’t be received until January 2009.

Hill was speaking recently at a meeting of regional, state and metropolitan hospital executives in Washington, D.C.

He said RACs would not begin education and outreach to providers in the first round of states until Oct. 1; the second round until Mar. 1, 2009; and the third round until at least Aug. 1, 2009.

Chuck Buck

Chuck Buck is the publisher of RACmonitor and is the executive producer and program host of Monitor Mondays.

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