We are now midway through 2012, and still awaiting the start of RAC prepayment reviews. The program was originally scheduled to start shortly after January 1, 2012, but has been pushed back until sometime during the summer of 2012. In the meantime, we are in the midst of struggling to meet the demands of RAC post-payment reviews, and trying to stay afloat with the present audit climate in general. And CMS has made it clear the RAC prepayment reviews will not replace any other ongoing review activities and that the MAC will continue to perform prepayment reviews on other target areas.
Education continues to increase in importance for today’s HIM professional. As the role of HIM professionals continues to evolve, the industry shifts to adapt today’s HIM training for tomorrow’s jobs.