Medicare Recovery Auditor Webinars Beginning Next Week

The American Health Care Association (AHCA), along with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Recovery Auditors (RA) (previously known as Recovery Auditor Contractors [RACs]), are hosting four separate webinars, entitled “Medicare Recovery Auditor (RA)/SNF Update,” to provide relevant information on the Medicare RA program.  As you know, the Medicare RA program was made permanent under the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, and required all 50 states to implement the program no later than December 31, 2010.  Under the RA program, each RA is responsible for one fourth of the US and is accountable for identifying both Medicare overpayments and underpayments for the federal government. RAs are paid on a contingency basis depending upon how many overpayments they identify. We hope these RA webinars help providers to better understand, prepare and avoid program audits.

The RA webinars will occur on April 4th and 5th as designated below, and will discuss the RA’s recent scope of work changes; how RA/CMS and other auditors work together in the audit process; specific RA/SNF activity in each specific region; how RA investigations proceed and how providers can prepare.

Please help us make these webinars more helpful by submitting your questions prior to the event to Dianne De La Mare at ddmare@ahca.org or Peggy Connorton at pconnorton@ahca.org.  Click on the links below to register for the specific Region applicable to you. If you have questions, contact either Dianne or Peggy.

Region C Webinar (AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, LA, MI, MS, NM, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands):

Time: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 2:00PM, ET

To register: click here.