CMS Awards New RAC Contracts
On Monday, October 31st, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they had awarded the long-awaited new round of contracts for the Medicare Fee-for-Service Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs). The agency identified the awarding of contracts to the following:
- Region 1 – Performant Recovery, Inc.
- Region 2 – Cotiviti, LLC
- Region 3 – Cotiviti, LLC
- Region 4 – HMS Federal Solutions
- Region 5 – Performant Recovery, Inc.
Per the announcement, “The RACs in Regions 1-4 will perform post-payment review to identify and correct Medicare claims that contain improper payments (overpayments or underpayments) that were made under Part A and Part B, for all provider types other than Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) and Home Health/Hospice,” CMS said on its website. “The Region 5 RAC will be dedicated to the post-payment review of DMEPOS and Home Health/Hospice claims nationally.”