Chart audits are a mandatory part of maintaining compliance for your organization, but we all know that regular auditing is demanding. The cost and burden on administrators makes the process difficult.
The use of electronic health records (EHRs) is steadily increasing due to incentives and the promise of a more efficient system. High-level evaluation and management (E/M) services are also increasing.
The RAC program has been controversial ever since its inception when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted the program to identify and correct Medicare improper payments through the detection of overpayments and underpayments made on healthcare claims.