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While hospitals are continuing to wonder when the Recovery Audit Contactors (RACs) are going to be given approval to start auditing short-stay inpatient admissions, the RACs continue to expand their non-admission status targets. Last week, two of the RACs, Cotiviti and Performant, received approval to audit hospitals for the use…
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Sources tell RACmonitor that Performant, the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) for Region 1, has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin recovery auditing activity.  The information came on Friday, March 10 via an email from a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) to a Kentucky facility…