February 2010 Newsletter
Audit Control Xtensions: Just in Time for Audit Campaigns
After a very long delay and a Y2K-like buildup, Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) request letters have started to arrive in 2K10! Did you prepare—or have you been waiting until activity actually commenced? Quadax was busy working with our clients to install and refine our Axis tracking application and put together a comprehensive tool chest for our clients to use as part of their audit response strategy.
We identified that you need to save time, eliminate manual entry of data, make use of existing processes, and attack these new demands from several angles. Quadax has responded to your needs with:
Axis – Our Audit Tracker is a secure, hosted application that’s easy to use. Axis interfaces with your network to capture documentation required for analysis and appeal preparation and becomes your centralized database or command center for all audit activity. With Axis, you can track, workflow, and report on any audit type at any audit level. Axis gives your audit team full control.
Human Arc interface, our partner, your partner – Leverage Human Arc’s decades of experience and expertise in denials management and appeal work as a workflow partner. The Axis software allows you to assign specific audit accounts, literally with a mouse click, to Human Arc for follow-up and appeal preparation.
Optional preventative edits in Xpeditor – Whenever Xpeditor edits a current inpatient or outpatient claim, either in a batch or interactively, the optional RAC edits are performed, and any identified RAC issues are returned and displayed within Xpeditor. The RAC edits operate like any other edit within Xpeditor. Additionally, these edits are captured in reports so you can extend your education outreach and further your efforts to limit or avoid future audits!
Xpeditor Reports – Medicare Recoupment Report (XP5 clients) monitors and pulls audit adjustments and recoupment activity contained in the Medicare 835.
DataXtracts – Should you choose to use a third-party audit tracking package, you’ll need to import the relevant data to that application. (This process is eliminated when you utilize our Axis software.) Quadax can provide your outgoing 837 data (exactly as it was transmitted to Medicare or any payer) either retroactively or prospectively.
If you are interested in learning more about any of our Audit Control solutions, please contact us. We are ready!