The three issues, including one new issue not yet approved in other RAC regions, are applicable to durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
According to the DCS Web site, the issues include the following:
The DCS Web site also lists several helpful samples and links for providers, including a sample automated review demand letter, a sample complex demand letter, a sample envelope, letterhead, and more.
The RACs from regions B, C, and D have already posted approved issues for most other states. The only states CMS has not yet approved any RAC audit issues for are the Region B states Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Editor's note: For the latest news on CMS-approved issues for DCS and other RACs, visit the Revenue Cycle Institute Web site. (For an updated list of approved issues in your state, visit the “Tools” section of the Revenue Cycle Institute Web site and download the free chart.)