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Recovery Auditors looking at your inpatient admission documentation

Medicare’s Recovery Auditors (formerly known as RACs) are looking at the medical necessity of your inpatient admissions.

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Supreme Court ruling on ACA: Status quo for now, long term physician concern is impact on reimbursement

On June 28th, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 majority opinion upholding the health care reform law's (ACA) individual mandate.

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RACs looking at syncope and collapse prepayment audits
6/20/2012 – Medicare' s Recovery Audit Contractors are setting their sights on syncope and collapse claims.  Read more

Primary care docs to get Medicaid pay boost
5/8/2012 – Primary care physicians would receive reimbursements for Medicaid equal to what Medicare pays in a two-year "fix" mandated by the health care law, HHS says in a proposed ruleRead more

RACs target Lancaster physician office coding
4/10/2012 – Medicare’s Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) are looking at your in-office claims and are recouping reimbursement if they don’t like how your services have been coded. In fact, LG Health has received 48 RAC requests for physician records for dates of service April 2008 to December 2010.  Read more

Majority of new ACOs are physician-led organizations
4/8/2012 – Twenty seven health systems have been selected to participate in Medicare’s Shared Savings Program, known as “accountable care organizations (ACO).”  Read more

ICD-10 gets 2014 deadline
4/7/2012 – The timeline for healthcare organizations to convert to the ICD-10 coding system will likely be delayed one year--to Oct. 1, 2014  Read more

Your claims on the “RAC”
3/20/2012 – If you haven’t heard the term “Recovery Audit Contractor” or RAC, that will likely change soon.  Read more

Health Reform hits Main Street

Confused about how the new health reform law really works? This short, animated movie produced by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014.

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