are critical to help the BLM continue to be a good neighbor in communities we serve, providing advice and recommendations on issues including land use planning, fire management, off-highway vehicle use, recreation, oil and gas exploration, noxious weed management, grazing issues, and wild horse and burro herd management issues.
'We have recorded 100 per cent completion of smart card reader configuration and charging, now ready for deployment to council areas and Registration Area Centres (RAC
Developing countries, mainly India, Mexico, Brazil, and Indonesia, will see an exponential increase in total (direct and indirect) emissions from RAC
operation as a share of the global carbon dioxide emissions through 2050, a study 'Global Cooling Challenge' released by environment minister Harsh Vardhan earlier this week showed.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has done a good job of identifying, reporting and providing insights regarding RACs
and how they impact a hospital.
and ZPICs working in the same market are supposed to prevent duplication of investigations by setting up joint operating agreements, but "these strategies have not led to consistent requirements across contractor types or full coordination between ZPICs and RACs
," officials say.
function as a component of the campaign's field operations.
"We are using many of the lessons that we learned from the Medicare RAC
program in the development and implementation of the Medicaid RACs
, including a far-reaching education effort for healthcare providers and state managers," said CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, MD, in a release.
As a review, Congress created the recovery audit contractors (RAC
) program to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) identify improper payments made by Medicare.
So far, the RACs
have mostly targeted hospitals, nursing homes, home health care organizations, and medical equipment companies, but anyone who bills Medicare is fair game.
Starting as early as September, the RACs
may begin reviewing coding issues and diagnosis-related group validations, which will require the review of additional documentation.
Recovery of overpayments increased over the 3-year period, most dramatically in fiscal year 2007 (see Appendix C in the CMS report) (2) and in the second quarter of 2008 (see Figure 4, p 17: Overpayments Collected by Quarter: Claim RACs
Many say that defending an appeal, though not the norm today, will become standard operating procedure tomorrow, as the RACs
become more entrenched.