After a short delay, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) roll-out of the recovery audit contractor (“RAC”) program will be implemented in all states by the year 2010. As of March 1, 2009, the four national RACs have commenced information requests in approximately two-thirds of the states. This article provides a brief overview of the demonstration program, the common mistakes providers make in their claims, steps providers should take to prepare for a RAC audit, and post-audit best practices.
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