RACs, MACs, MICs, QICs, ZPICs:
Know What They Mean and Limit Your Financial Risk
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Navigating the federal auditing bodies – or what seems like a large cup of alphabet soup – is enough to make your head spin.
But these federal auditing bodies can have a tremendous impact on your organization. Many reports have paid mind to the millions of dollars that the new recovery audit contractors (RACs) have taken from providing organizations. Fewer reports have spent time on the fistful of other auditing bodies that are out there and keeping hospital executives up at night.
In the face of these auditing bodies, case managers stand at the brink of a tremendous opportunity. Case management departments have an opportunity to make a huge impact within their organization by knowing more about these new and changing entities and knowing the value in understanding what they are looking at and the financial risk they pose to their organizations.
To learn about how to navigate the myriad auditing bodies of the federal government, gather your team on February 29, 2012, from 12:00-1:30pm EST to learn from an esteemed faculty who will share essential background information in addition to working tactics, tips and tools that have proved successful in limiting financial risk.
By attending this training session you will learn:
- The breadth and roles of federal auditing contractors.
- How to improve your compliance with national regulations.
- Strategies to limit the financial risk of your organization through proactive steps.
Case managers dealing with Medicare and Medicaid programs, especially hospital care managers and the new patient-centered medical home (PCMH) case managers, are among those on the frontlines coordinating care. They are also on the frontlines assessing and confirming medical necessity for appropriate levels of care and reviewing medical records for sufficient documentation.
Therefore, they need to have a clear understanding of Medicare and Medicaid programs, associated statutes, as well as what these new entities are auditing in their charts and how their organizations are dealing with them.
When case managers review patient’s medical management needs, coordinate care, and determine medical necessity, they need to clearly understand the use of the appropriate tools for reviews such as national coverage determination (NCD) and local coverage determination (LCD) guidelines, used by Medicare and Medicaid, as well as, InterQual criteria and Milliman Roberts care guidelines used by commercial payers. Also, they need to continue developing useful job aides that assist with these and many other important efforts that impact their organization’s bottom line.
- Identify federal and state healthcare auditors.
- Understand the risks that auditing bodies pose to your organization.
- Learn how to circumvent these risks through department strategies.
- Understand the key role case management departments play in this endeavor.
- Instill a program-wide gameplan for auditing prevention.
- Underscore the importance of case management’s important role in federal audits for executive leadership.
Our Webinar Will Answer These Questions
- What are RACs?
- What are MACs?
- What are MICs?
- What are QICs?
- What are ZPICs?
- How can my department secure our organization against costly audits?
- What is the importance of medical necessity?
- How can I understand the importance of assigning proper levels of care?
- Are there workflow plans that can mitigate the risk of audits?
- Who should take a leadership role when it comes to facing audits?
- Are there any software capabilities for this type of issue?
- How can I put an end to unnecessary payments?
Tina M. Kowlsen, RN, BS, CCM, is the Compliance Manager for Third Party Audits in the Corporate Care Management Department at UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Linda Sallee, RN, MS, CMAC, ACM, IQCI, has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. She is a Director at Huron Consulting Group in the healthcare practice. With a master’s in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, Linda’s vast career experience includes serving as VP for Case Management of five hospitals, Chief Nurse Executive; Regional Director of Clinical Quality Improvement; Outcome Manager for Quality Improvement for 11 hospitals; Director of Case Management/Case Manager; nurse educator; and staff nurse. She is passionate about service-focused, cost-effective, quality care. Linda is currently on the National Board for the American Case Management Association (ACMA) and is President of the Virginia Chapter of ACMA.
Donna Hoare Scanlon, RN, CMC is the director of the Case Management Department at Indiana Regional Medical Center, where she has been employed for over 32 years. Her nursing background includes both critical care and nursing administration. She began working in utilization management in 1991 and has been the director of the department for three years. She manages a staff which includes RN inpatient and Emergency Department care managers, social workers, the denial coordinator and administrative assistant.
Annette Cusimano has been employed at Indiana Regional Medical Center for 28 years. She is a member of the Case Management Department as the Denial Coordinator. Annette manages inpatient denials and appeals for managed care organizations as well as RACs and other audit agencies.
Anne Llewellyn RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN
Editor in Chief, Case Management Products
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The live audio is delivered to your location over the telephone or your computer speakers. The Power-Point presentations are presented over the Internet and are available to print out before the program. This is like a talk-radio program with visuals on the Web. You and your team will be able to have a live Q&A with all the speakers.
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