HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "The RAC Toolkit for Hospitals and Health Systems," published by HCPro, Inc. in May of 2011, was written to help healthcare providers manage their billing compliance with the new environment of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program in mind. The first half of the book focuses on the structures, processes and people that can help providers develop an organization that mitigates audit risk, while the second half of the book focuses on how to navigate the RAC Program from the audit through appeals.
The second book, "The RAC Toolkit for Physician Practices," published by HCPro, Inc. in October of 2011, is a follow-up book specifically for physician practices.
Although hospital administrators and physicians have been experiencing audits for years, the RAC program is different in that it has the potential to reach across a patient's entire episode of care with the risk of an audit to all parties involved - from the physician and hospital to the after-care environment. With the automated audit process, the healthcare provider will not even be aware that an audit is taking place until they receive notice of a denial.
Co-author Elizabeth Lamkin, of Hilton Head, SC, experienced RAC first-hand during the demonstration project and wrote the book to help other hospital administrators and governing boards navigate the challenging and potentially costly new environment of RAC audits. Amanda Berglund, of Santa Rosa, CA, brought to the writing her unique approach to systems improvement developed over years of assisting hospitals with program development and strategic planning.
PACE Healthcare Consulting, LLC is a national provider of healthcare management consulting and advisory services that blends business intelligence, hands-on hospital experience and customized software to improve efficiency, to increase volume and revenue, to reduce audit take-backs and to assist clients in creating a system to better manage their organizations. For more information, go to http://www.pacehcconsulting.com, call PACE at (843) 375-8972, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With more than 20 years of experience, HCPro, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. The company's mission is to meet the specialized informational, advisory, and educational needs of the healthcare industry. For more information, go to http://www.hcpro.com, call HCPro at (800) 650-6787, or send an email to email@example.com.
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