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  • As the industry leader in health care claims integrity, our goal is to provide our clients with unparalleled results in the identification and recoupment of errors and overpayments with regard to fraud, waste, and abuse. Our clients consist of the top US Payers both in the private and public sectors.
  • HCM Team is our review team that is comprised of certified coders, registered nurses and physician reviewers who provide contract & policy analysis as they review claims for documentation supporting proper or improper payments. The HCM Team brings areas of expertise and certification that allows matching of experience to the reviews at hand.  And, HDI has an actively engaged CMD who is assisted by a team of experienced physician advisors and reviewers. 
  • Hdi rac mo rural health may 27 2010

    1. 1. Total Healthcare Claims Integrity, Quality and Cost Containment CMS RAC REGION D 2010
    2. 2. <ul><li>Overview of HDI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RAC Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Processes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Issue Development </li></ul><ul><li>Review Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Provider Portal </li></ul>Agenda
    3. 3. HDI Mission <ul><li>“ The leader in health care claims integrity” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fraud, waste, abuse, errors and overpayment identification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and recoupment for our clients – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Plans, Government (Medicare/Medicaid), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and major employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RAC Mission: Ensure integrity of Medicare claims through the identification and correction of improper payments </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. HDI RAC Leadership Team <ul><li>Andrea Benko, President & CEO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HealthDataInsights co-founder and President, 2000-present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Davita, 1998-1999 (NYSE:DVA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total Physician Services, Inc., 1996-1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vesicare, Inc., 1994-1996 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total Pharmaceutical Care, Inc., 1990-1994 (NYSE: AHG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laboratory industry and clinical nursing, 1977 – 1986, 1988-1990 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BSN, Wayne State University, 1977 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBA, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, 1988 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brian Fields, EVP, General Counsel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HealthDataInsights, 2009-present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Storage, 2008 - 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wellpoint, Inc. (originally Blue Cross of California) 1997-2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alpha Therapeutic Corporation, 1995-1997 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal practice, 1988-1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B.A., History, University of Southern California, 1985 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>J.D., Loyola Law School, 1988 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini-MBA Program, Boston University, 2009 </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Ellen Evans, M.D., Corporate Medical Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HealthDataInsights, 2007 - present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mutual of Omaha, Medicare Division, VP and Medical Director, 2005 - 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VNA Outreach to Homeless Youth, Physician, volunteer, 2006-2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Physician Reviewer, 2001 – 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geriatric Consultation Services, Nebraska, Director, 1993 – 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCMC Medical Care Ombudsman Program, Ind. Reviewer, 2000 - 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creighton University Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Senior Staff, 1988 to present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board-certified Diplomat, ABFM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diplomat, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. S. Biology, University of Houston, 1975 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M.D., University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1983 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Robin Luten, RN, BSN, MBA, CCM, CHCQM, </li></ul><ul><li>VP of Quality Management and Utilization Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HealthDataInsights, 2006 - present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Director of Case Management, 2005-2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Florida Hospital, Associate Director of Case Management, 1995-2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oncology and Staff Nurse, 1980-1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diplomat, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BSN, University of Phoenix, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBA Health Care Management, University of Phoenix, 2003 </li></ul></ul>HDI RAC Leadership Team
    6. 6. <ul><li>Lane Edenburn, Compliance Officer, Privacy Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HealthDataInsights, 2005-present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMS, Branch Manager, Program Integrity, 2003 - 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physicians Resource Group, Inc., 1998 - 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS, Business Administration, Southwest State University, 1986 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creighton University, School of Law, 1991 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mary Woon, Director, Provider Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HealthDataInsights, 2009-present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS) (formerly Mutual of Omaha), 1997-2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manager Provider Outreach and Education 2007-2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medicare 1998-2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manager Provider Outreach and Education 2005-2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Claims Manager 1998-2005 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Healthcare Insurance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Various Management positions 1977-1998 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Vickie Axsom-Brown, RN, MBA, VP Program Account Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HealthDataInsights, 2010-present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centennial Medical Group, 2007-2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Cancer Centers of NV – US Oncology, 2005-2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice Resources, 2002-2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicus, 1999-2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SC Oncology Associates, PA, 1996-1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BlueCross BlueShield of SC, 1992-1996 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other clinical positions, 1975-1992 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R.N. </li></ul></ul>HDI RAC Leadership Team
    7. 7. <ul><li>Quality Advisory Board - Chairman: William Keane, MD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Merck & Co., Vice President, Clinical Development (rtd) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chairman, Dept of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center (rtd) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MD from Yale University, School of Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Advisory Board - Chairman: Amar Chahal, MD, MBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-founder of several high-tech companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merck, informatics and outcomes division </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBA from Columbia University; MBBS (MD) from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Edinburgh, Scotland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Payors / Members Advisory Board - Chairman: Donald Miller </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board of Directors (rtd): Schering-Plough, The Bank of New York </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Management, Dow-Jones & Company; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PMD, Harvard Business School </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CMS Advisory Board - Chairman: Sam Greene, MD </li></ul><ul><li> Cliff Molin, MD, MBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialty focused Board to identify, review and validate queries and result sets </li></ul></ul>HDI Strategic Advisory Board
    8. 8. CMS RAC Program CMS PROVIDERS QIO / CERT HDI Validation Contractor PSCs, ZPICs MACs
    9. 9. HDI Quality Management Program <ul><li>Existing Medical Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Six physicians representing various specialties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review staff and review process similar to provider, QIO and Claim Processing Contractor review processes </li></ul><ul><li>IRR (Inter-rater reliability) program and review mentorship </li></ul>
    10. 10. HDI Quality Management Program <ul><li>Review guidelines utilized: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CMS resources: Federal statutes or regulations, CMS Regulations, NCDs, LCDs, and review guidelines, such as McKesson InterQual & Milliman (guidelines only support clinical review judgment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent review guidelines, such as: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Coding Guidelines, Coding Clinic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Health Care Billing Audit Guidelines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>McKesson InterQual & Milliman (guidelines only support clinical review judgment) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>CMS RAC Validation Contractor performs Quality Reviews and accuracy scores </li></ul><ul><li>HDI quality management program monitors all subcontractors </li></ul>
    11. 11. HDI Health Care Management Team <ul><li>Corporate Medical Director over-site and support </li></ul><ul><li>CV Staff are 100% certified coders with specific, applicable coding expertise </li></ul><ul><li>UR staff are licensed RNs with specialty focus and utilization review certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Apply policies to DOS for claim reviews </li></ul><ul><li>SAS analysts provide continuous refinement </li></ul>
    12. 12. New Issue Ideas <ul><li>Where does RAC get its query ideas? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SAS analysis, data mining, trending </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy/ Rules and Regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LCDs & NCDs o CRs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IOM o Federal Regulations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports (Outcomes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OIG Reports q GAO Reports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>QIOs q CMS Publications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RAC Vulnerability Calls & other known vulnerabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry & Practice Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provider Associations (underpayments) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HDI Industry experience </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. CMS 2010 Review Strategy <ul><li>Automated Review </li></ul><ul><li>Complex Reviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DRG Validation (current) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coding Errors (current) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DME Medical Necessity review (2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Necessity (2010) </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. RAC Process RAC decides whether medical records are required to make determinations NO YES RAC requests medical records Provider has 45 days plus 10 calendar days mail time to submit. RAC has up to 60 days to review medical records RAC makes a claim determination RAC issues Review Results Letter to provider (does NOT communicate improper amount or appeal rights including “no findings”) RAC makes a claim determination Complex Review Automated Review If no findings STOP CMS New Issue Approval Process New Issues posted to HDI provider website once CMS-approved (may request records for new issue process – not posted to web site) CMS MAC RAC Provider
    15. 15. RAC sends claim info to Carrier/FI/MAC Carrier/FI/MAC adjusts & issues Remittance Advice ( RA ) to provider. Code “N432” On Day 41, Carrier/FI/MAC recoups by offset . Automated Review Discussion Period Day 1 RAC issues Demand Letter which includes amount and appeal rights. Complex Review Discussion Period Provider can pay by check by day 30 or request early recoupment from MAC to avoid interest. Provider can appeal by day 120. Appeal by day 30 will hold recoupment although interest is charged unless outcome is in provider’s favor. CMS MAC RAC Provider
    16. 16. Discussion Period <ul><li>After provider receives Review Results letter (complex) or Demand letter (automated) </li></ul><ul><li>Incoming discussion period materials are received via fax or mail </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Period </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is unique to RAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is not “rebuttal” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional materials submitted during discussion period are carefully reconsidered by independent reviewer not involved in original improper payment determination </li></ul><ul><li>RAC decision is sent to provider in writing </li></ul><ul><li>RAC coordinates activity with Claims Processing Contractor </li></ul>
    17. 17. HDI Contact Information www.racinfo.com OR https:// racinfo.healthdatainsights.com RAC Provider Portal: [email_address] Email: Part A/Hospice: (702) 240-5595 Part B/DME: (702) 240-5510 Fax: Part A/Hospice: (866) 590-5598 Part B/DME: (866) 376-2319 Telephone: HDI
    18. 18. Provider Contact Information <ul><li>RAC Provider Portal: www.racinfo.com or </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>https://racinfo.healthdatainsights.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Hospital provider have user name and passwords from letter mailed last summer </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge-Based-Authentication process for new users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providers must answer a series of questions that only they have answer to – for security reasons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need Medicare Provider #, NPI, Claim amounts from certain dates, and DOB from those claims on specific date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can create user name and password </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. HDI RAC Provider Portal
    20. 20. HDI RAC Provider Portal Update Current Information
    21. 21. Where Are New Issues Posted?
    22. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>