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National Healthcare Compliance Audioconference: Strategies to Prepare for CMS Recovery Audit Contractors "RAC" Audits

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2008
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
    10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)


The Audioconference agenda is set forth in Eastern Daylight Time below:

1:00 pm Welcome and Introductory Comments
John Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs, National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine, Washington, DC (Moderator)
1:05 pm Overview of the CMS Recovery Audit Contractors "RAC" Program
Timothy B. Hill, MPA
Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Director, Office of Financial Management (OFM), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Former Deputy Branch Chief for the Health Financing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC
1:25 pm The Perspective of the American Hospital Association on the CMS Recovery Audit Contractors "RAC" Program
Don May
Vice President for Policy, American Hospital Association, Washington, DC
1:40 pm How to prepare for a CMS Recovery Audit Contractors "RAC" Audit
Kathleen Houston Drummy, Esq.
Partner and Chair, Payment and Reimbursement Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Los Angeles, CA
1:55 pm What's it Like to Go Through a RAC Audit and the Role of the Professional Coder in Preparing for and Responding to a RAC Audit
Adriana van der Graaf, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CHP, FCS
Revenue Cycle Administrator, Community Memorial Hospital of San Buenaventura, Former Director of Health Information Department, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Ventura, CA
2:10 pm Panel Questions and Answers
(Moderator)
2:30 pm Audioconference Adjournment




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