Educational Programs

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We have compiled and organized all of the decks and recordings for our RAC Webinars below.  We will add to this library as we offer more Webinars.

Webinar/
Date Presented

Topics Covered

File Downloads

Webinar 50
September 27, 2011
  • CMS issues final rule for Medicaid RAC Program
  • How States are responding
  • How providers and suppliers can prepare for the Medicaid RAC

RAC Webinar 50 - Audio RAC Webinar 50 - Audio (15499 KB)

RAC Webinar 50 - Slides RAC Webinar 50 - Slides (134 KB)

Webinar 49
September 13, 2011
  • New Document Request Guidelines
  • Newly Approved Issues
  • New/revised RAC Statement of Work

RAC Webinar 49 - Audio RAC Webinar 49 - Audio (13091 KB)

RAC Webinar 49 - Slides RAC Webinar 49 - Slides (151 KB)


Webinar 48
August 23, 2011
  • Jackson Purchase Medical Center Settlement Agreement & CIA
  • Nicole Medical Equipment & Supply v. Tricenturion, Inc.
  • MACs will begin to issue demand letters as of January 3, 2012
  • Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter-Guidance to Address Billing Errors (July 2011)

RAC Webinar 48 - Audio RAC Webinar 48 - Audio (15042 KB)

RAC Webinar 48 - Slides RAC Webinar 48 - Slides (115 KB)


Webinar 47
August 9, 2011
News:
  • GAO report on Medicare improper payments
  • OIG testimony update
  • Referrals to OIG by RACs
Back to Basics in RAC Reviews:
  • Inpatient stays and questions about appropriate level of care for “bed and board” – how this impacts “critical care” units

RAC Webinar 47 - Audio RAC Webinar 47 - Audio (16028 KB)

RAC Webinar 47 - Slides RAC Webinar 47 - Slides (114 KB)


Webinar 46
July 26, 2011
  • Medicare Fee for Service, National Recovery Audit Program, 3rd Quarter, FY 2011 Report
  • CMS Transmittal 190—Interest rates on Medicare Overpayments and Underpayments

RAC Webinar 46 - Audio RAC Webinar 46 - Audio (11455 KB)

RAC Webinar 46 - Slides RAC Webinar 46 - Slides (157 KB)


Webinar 45
July 12, 2011
  • FY 2010 Top Management and Performance Challenges Identified by the OIG
  • HHS Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, 76 Fed. Reg. 40052 (July 7, 2011)
  • Proposed 2012 Physician Fee Schedule
  • Proposed 2012 HOPD Payment Policies and Rates

RAC Webinar 45 - Audio RAC Webinar 45 - Audio (15665 KB)

RAC Webinar 45 - Slides RAC Webinar 45 - Slides (129 KB)


Webinar 44
June 28, 2011
  • CMS Announces New technology to Fight Waste, Fraud and Abuse
  • MedPacReport to Congress
  • “PODs”–new arrangements on the watch list

RAC Webinar 44 - Audio RAC Webinar 44 - Audio (12752 KB)

RAC Webinar 44 - Slides RAC Webinar 44 - Slides (89 KB)


Webinar 43
June 14, 2011

  • Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD)
  • Proposed Rule—Availability of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement
  • Role of the CMS Program Integrity Manual

RAC Webinar 43 - Audio RAC Webinar 43 - Audio (15900 KB)

RAC Webinar 43 - Slides RAC Webinar 43 - Slides (122 KB)


Webinar 42
May 24, 2011
Taking a close look at 4 case studies/hypotheticals
  • Framework:
          – Hypothetical facts
          – RAC issue involved
          – Discussion
esMD

RAC Webinar 42 - Audio RAC Webinar 42 - Audio (13599 KB)

RAC Webinar 42 - Slides RAC Webinar 42 - Slides (105 KB)


Webinar 41
May 10, 2011
  • New Medicare Telemedicine Credentialing & Privileges Rule for Hospitals and CAH
  • Catching up on CMS Transmittals (March & April)
           – Waiver of co-insurance and deductible for certain preventive care services
           – HOPPS updates
           – New Medicare overpayment interest rate
           – Change in screening HIV NCD

RAC Webinar 41 - Audio RAC Webinar 41 - Audio (15669 KB)

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Webinar 40
April 26, 2011
Tenet Healthcare Corporation v. Community Health Systems, Inc., Case No. 11-CV-00732-M
  • What is the case about?
  • The Complaint
  • CHS’Response—the Motion to Dismiss
  • Why is it relevant to you?
          – The ongoing saga of medically necessary admissions and outpatient observation stays

RAC Webinar 40 - Audio RAC Webinar 40 - Audio (12621 KB)

RAC Webinar 40 - Slides RAC Webinar 40 - Slides (100 KB)


Webinar 39
April 12, 2011
State activity
  • Picking up steam with or without CMS
Proposed Rule for Accountable Care Organizations
  • How it impacts billing and compliance

RAC Webinar 39 - Audio RAC Webinar 39 - Audio (8405 KB)

RAC Webinar 39 - Slides RAC Webinar 39 - Slides (92 KB)


Webinar 38
March 22, 2011
  • Courts continue to make distinction between CoPand CoC
  • RACTracStatistics (as reported by AHA)
  • Proposed Rule –Medicaid Data Mining by MFCUs
  • GAO Report
  • RAC Activities
         – Region A—DCS
  • Subscriber Question

RAC Webinar 38 - Audio RAC Webinar 38 - Audio (14443 KB)

RAC Webinar 38 - Slides RAC Webinar 38 - Slides (199 KB)


Webinar 37
March 8, 2011
  • Medicaid Program RACs—an update
  • ADRs—FY 2011 Update
  • Recent CMS Transmittals
         – Transmittal 866 (March 4, 2011)
         – Transmittal 2177 (March 4, 2011)
         – Transmittal 367 (February 25, 2011)

RAC Webinar 37 - Audio RAC Webinar 37 - Audio (13458 KB)

RAC Webinar 37 - Slides RAC Webinar 37 - Slides (1219 KB)


Webinar 36
February 22, 2011
  • DCS Overturns Automated Review of Untimed Codes
  • Medicaid Program – Proposed Rule – Provider Preventable Conditions
  • EMTALA Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

RAC Webinar 36 - Audio RAC Webinar 36 - Audio (12912 KB)

RAC Webinar 36 - Slides RAC Webinar 36 - Slides (99 KB)


Webinar 35
February 8, 2011
  • Medicaid Program RACs—an update
  • Federal government’s support of Medicaid program integrity/cost reduction initiatives
  • AHA Letter in regard to regulations that negatively impact hospitals
  • OIG publishes ACA final rule to prevent healthcare fraud
  • New CMS Announcements/Releases:
         – Inpatient admission decisions (January 25, 2011)
         – Implications of new timely filing requirements (January 26, 2011)
         – GZ Modifier clarification (February 4, 2011)

RAC Webinar 35 - Audio RAC Webinar 35 - Audio (15623 KB)

RAC Webinar 35 - Slides RAC Webinar 35 - Slides (103 KB)


Webinar 34
January 11, 2011
  • Kyphoplasty Settlements
  • CMS clarifies definitions
  • Carotid Artery Stenting Changes

RAC Webinar 34 - Audio RAC Webinar 34 - Audio (17519 KB)

RAC Webinar 34 - Slides RAC Webinar 34 - Slides (88 KB)