RAC Education Program Offered to Hospitals
Earlier this week, Connolly Consulting, the Region C Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC), initiated seven automatic audits, including specific procedure codes, that will begin in South Carolina. Since Connolly will be the RAC for Louisiana, this information will be useful from a preparatory perspective for the upcoming rollout. Before a rollout can occur in a state, an education session must be conducted by CMS/Connolly Consulting. Louisiana’s sessions have been scheduled for Sept. 10, 2009 in Alexandria and Sept. 11, 2009 in Baton Rouge. The LHA urges its member hospitals to attend one of these sessions, and the registration information will be sent out soon. We anticipate that hospitals could begin receiving reviews in December 2009 or January 2010, but this depends on the timing of the transfer of work to the MAC and any further protests/actions taken regarding the MAC award.