RAC audits begin in FL

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Connolly Consulting, the Medicare recovery audit contractor for Region C, has initiated seven automatic audits in Florida. The procedure codes targeted include hospital outpatient codes and vary from the codes Connolly recently began auditing in South Carolina. The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 made the RAC program permanent and authorized the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expand the program to all 50 states by 2010. Hospitals in every RAC region should identify a primary point of contact who should register with their RAC. For more on the RAC program, including recordings of prior education sessions and recommendations on how to prepare for RAC audits, visit www.aha.org/rac.

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