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New Issues Posted by RACs

Connolly Healthcare, the region C RAC, recently posted 77 new issues eligible for review.  Twenty-three of these new issues involve Medical Necessity reviews, several of which include reviews of acute inpatient admissions to validate the medical necessity of short stay admissions.  These new approved issues implicate a variety of MS-DRGs, which will involve reviews for the medical necessity of the services and whether the MS-DRGs, which will involve reviews for the medical necessity of the services and whether the MS-DRG at issue was billed correctly.

DCS Healthcare, the RAC for region A, posted 7 new issues for review.  The new approved issues involve MS-DRG validation.  The issue description provided by DCS Healthcare indicates that the reviews require that diagnostic and procedural information and the discharge status of the beneficiary, as coded on the claim, matches the attending physician’s description and the patient’s medical record.

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