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Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC)

The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program has created a new level of Medicare claims review that brings with it significant and potentially expensive challenges for hospitals, health systems, physicians, SNFs, rehabilitation facilities, home health agencies and DME suppliers. The program’s mission is to reduce improper Medicare payments through the efficient detection and collection of overpayments, the identification of underpayments, and the implementation of actions that will prevent future improper payments. Nationwide implementation of the RAC process is scheduled to take place by January 1, 2010.  For more information contact racinfo@arkhospitals.org.

Connolly Healthcare Request for Information (Each hospital must complete and return this information.)
Contact Form for Multiple Providers (Each multi-system facility must complete and return this form.)
RAC Facts

RAC Readiness Manual:
- Summary of Contents
- Order Form

For information on AHA Appeals Handbook: Federal & Arkansas Medicare/Medicaid Appeals, click here.

American Hospital Association RACTrac

MIC Audit Clarification Memo 08-29-10

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