The National RAC Summit series offers a RAC Certificate Program in the form of an optional course within the conference for attendees wishing to take a deeper dive into the Summit's subject matter. In 2014 we are pleased to offer a special Certificate Program in connection with the July 14-16 Physician Advisor - UR Boot Camp in Chicago as well as a Basic program at the Ninth National RAC (and MAC) Summit on November 13-14 in DC.
The RAC Summit Certificate Program Curriculum and Requirements are as Follows:
Who Should Attend?
- Complete preconference readings (as needed, up to 4 hours). Click here to access the page.
- Conplete the basic training modules prepared by Deloitte and Davis Wright Tremaine
- Attend the preconference (4 hours).
- Attend the entire Summit (10.25 hours).
- Successfully complete the post-conference online examination (1 hour).
The material is focused on hospital issues. Hospital Physician Advisors, RAC liaisons, other clinicians, members of the UR team, compliance officers, CFOs, medical coding and billing staff, patient accounts managers, and other financial and auditing personnel are prime candidates for the certificate programs. Group discounts encourage participation by an entire RAC team.
The purpose of the RAC Certificate Programs is primarily to give participants the understanding and tools necessary to create successful internal processes so that patient status and documentation are correct and denials are prevented proactively. By the end of this training, participants will be able to create an action plan that will outline key initiatives to be taken with respect to their own organizations.
This is a practical, in-depth program for professionals that is geared to broad policy and operational issues in recovery audits by Medicare, State Medicaid RACs, and commercial insurers. Participants have 90 days to complete the online examination and earn a certificate of completion.
Those who successfully complete the program requirements (see the five bulleted requirements above), including preconference readings and an online post conference test with a score of seventy percent (70%) or more, will receive a certificate of completion of the RAC Certificate Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the RAC Certificate Program a professional certification program?
It is not. The program constitutes an attempt to organize a focused curriculum around implementation strategies and issues pertaining to recovery audts, while giving evidence of successful completion of that body of knowledge through the issuance of a certificate of completion.
Please describe the post-meeting online examination.
The post-meeting online examinations is a multi-question examination based upon the information made available in the online courses, preconference, and the Summit itself. Candidates may take the examination at any time during the ninety (90) days following the Summit and will have one hour to complete the examination, once you have commenced it. Three attempts are allowed, with new questions rotating through the examination. Candidates must score seventy percent (70%) or more to complete this requirement successfully.
Has any other conference offered a comparable certificate program?
Yes, the Quality Colloquium at Harvard University, www.QualityColloquium.com, has offered a Patient Safety Certificate Program for the past four years. Similar training programs have been offered in connection with the National Medical Home Summit, the National Disclosure Summit, the Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium, and the National Medicare Readmissions Summit.