“The RAC program is the next big occurrence to seriously impact the way provider organizations conduct business,” says Chuck Buck, publisher of RACMonitor.com. “And while healthcare trade associations and publications are offering tools and services for providers, there hasn’t been until now a single source that brings together providers looking for answers related to RACs and vendors with RAC services and tools to help providers navigate through the RAC process.”
The new Website features an invitation-only Editorial Board composed of leading authorities on RAC-related issues including compliance, reimbursement, coding and documentation. Editorial board members include Duane Abbey, Ph.D., CFP, president of Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Inc., Bret S. Bissey, director, IMA Consulting, Patricia Dear, CEO and President of eduTrax, Samuel A. Donio, Jr., president of CBIZ, Leo D’Orazio, managing director of Withum Smith +Brown, Linda Fotheringill, co-founder and president of Washington & West, LLC, Nancy Hirschl, president of Hirschl & Associates and Cheryl Servais, Vice President, Compliance and Privacy Officer for Precyse Solutions, LLC.
“These correspondents, plus others will be featured in a bi-weekly e-newsletter called RACMonitor.eNews,” said Mr. Buck. “Other stories and sidebars are carried on the Website.”
There are a number of features created exclusively for subscribers to RACMonitor.com. One is a focus on provider education.
“A cornerstone of the Website is RAC UniversityTM,” says Mr. Buck. “Here, subscribers can purchase and download one or a series of especially prepared Webcasts on RACs. The series is produced by eduTrax®.
Other features include the following:
A RACResources where registered visitors can post job listings or look for career opportunities in healthcare;
RACAlerts whereby subscribers receive automatic email notifications of RAC-related activities and news breaking situations; and
RAC by State, an animated map of the U.S., showing RAC activities taking place in individual states;
“For healthcare vendors wanting to connect with providers, there are a number of marketing and branding opportunities,” says Mr. Buck. “Vendors and consultants can promote their services on our Resource Directory and be featured in our online Vendor Spotlight series.”
In addition, banner advertising is available throughout the site as well as on the RACMonitorEnews. Vendors can post white papers to the site and sponsor Webinars and Forums.
“A unique offering is our WebTV, the availability of advertisers to post corporate videos, testimonials or television commercials on our Website,” says Mr. Buck. “Whether it’s long or short forum, we are making this capability available for vendors.”
A advertising sales team is headed up by Kathleen Gallagher, national advertising sales director. She is supported by Rich Dunckley, representing the east and southeast regions of the country and Thomas M. Wachal responsible for sales in the West and Southwest.
“Taken together, we believe that RACMonitor is the single most important source for RAC news and information,” says Mr. Buck.