Hospitals continue to appeal Recovery Audit Contractor claim denials, according to the latest report from the AHA's quarterly RACTrac survey. Hospitals participating in the second-quarter 2015 survey report appealing 49% of all RAC claim denials. Nearly 60% of claims reviewed in the second quarter were found to not have an overpayment. Hospitals also report that RACs cite inpatient coding error as the most common reason for complex claim denials. Hospital representatives are invited to attend a webinar Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. ET to review recent RAC policy developments and results from the survey, which helps hospitals monitor the impact of RACs and advocate for needed changes to the program. For more information, visit