CHA News Article

New Survey Results Show Increase in RAC Reviews

According to results from the American Hospital Association’s quarterly RACTrac survey, recovery audit contractor (RAC) reviews continue to increase for hospitals. AHA reports that medical record requests have increased by 47 percent, while complex audit denials have increased by 58 percent since the fourth quarter of 2012. In addition, 45 percent of hospitals that participated in the survey experienced overturned denials through use of the discussion period.

AHA will host a webinar on Sept. 19 to review the RACTrac survey results as well as recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations that impact the RAC program. For more information, visit www.aha.org/ractrac. A copy of the survey report is attached.

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