The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 made the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program, which identifies improper Medicare payments, permanent. RACs are paid on a contingency fee basis and the auditors receive a percentage of the improper overpayments and underpayments they collect from providers. Auditors use software programs to identify payment errors such as duplicate payments, fiscal intermediaries’ mistakes, medical necessity and coding.
LINTECH designed COMET™ to prevent and eradicate errors – all by having every possible data element from our EMR flow into our MDS Application. The errors that cause incorrect Medicare payments cannot happen with COMET™, because data entered into our applications flows automatically into the right fields, including the applicable fields in our Billing Application. Because there is no human intervention in the process, COMET™ users do not have to worry about failing RAC audits.