Let's Help Each Other

Physical therapy is changing rapidly. As a PT with more than thirty years of experience, the changes observed in the last ten years triple those of the first twenty years. The pace of change is not slowing down. The Medigraph Blog will serve as a forum that will enable us to exchange ideas and assist each other. This blog will be used to share billing, documentation, and any other ideas to improve any aspects of our profession. If we share what we have learned, we can develop a resource that enables our collective understanding to advance our careers.

As profit margins grow smaller and expenses grow larger, we need to assist each other to survive and prosper. If we share our experiences we can help each other to grow professionally, administratively, and financially. Our professional lives, our livelihood, and our personal lives are intertwined. Our resources individually are limited. Together we can accomplish more than we can individually. Let's help each other

Regards,

Tom Kane, PT
MediGraph Software

Medicare Increases RAC Records Request Volume
8/24/2011 10:54:00 AM
Effective August 22, 2011, Medicare has given RAC auditors the authority to increase the number of  records they may request for audit.   The rules are defined at:
 
 
One of the areas affected by these changes are the rules governing records requests are now defined in a ''Per Campus'' framework.  A campus is described as one or more facilities with the same Tax Identification Number (TIN) that is located in the same area.  The ''area'' is defined by the first three numbers of your Zip Code.  For example, if you have two offices (A & B)  with the same TIN, and office A is in zip code 12345, but office B is located in zip code 23456,   these two offices (with the same TIN) will be considered two campuses.  Therfore, RACs will have the abilty to double their record requests because the offices are not in the same area.  The limits for the number of records requested are now based on volume instead of the older method which was limited by an arbitray number. 
 
Regards,
Tom Kane, PT