CGI, the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) for Region B, recently removed four DRG validation issues from its list. This means that providers in Region B will no longer be subject to RAC audits on these particular procedures.
Connolly has added several new RAC issues to its CMS approved list. One issue, Duplicate Claims, has been added for outpatient hospital claims. Twelve issues have been added to DRG validation claims, and twenty-four issues have been added for medical necessity claims. Providers in Region C need to be aware and prepared for these new issues being audited.
Some examples of the new medical necessity issues include: Skin graft and/or debridement DRG 577; Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders DRG 639; Acute inpatient admission, MS-DRG 491. For a full list of the new issues in Region C, please visit Connolly’s website.
DCS, the Region A RAC, recently added four new issues to its CMS approved issues list. All of the new issues were DRG validation claims. Thus, providers in RAC Region A need to be aware of these new issues now subject to an audit.