RAC Ramp Up for 2017
The five regional Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) are ramping up their automated and complex reviews starting this month. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) audit program awarded contracts in October 31, 2016 to the following contractors:
Region 1 – Performant Recovery, Inc.
Region 2 – Cotiviti, LLC
Region 3 – Cotiviti, LLC
Region 4 – HMS Federal Solutions
Region 5 – Performant Recovery, Inc.
Post-payment reviews will identify the Part A and Part B improper payments for all providers in Region 1-4.
Performant RAC Region 1 has started its provider outreach and education via the WebEx and highlighted the approved issues on its link: https://www.dcsrac.com/IssuesUnderReview.aspx
Region 5 RAC contractor Performant Recovery is unique in that it is nationally dedicated to perform post-payment reviews of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) and Home Health and Hospice. There are current provider education webinars that you can sign up for here: https://www.dcsrac.com/ContentPages.aspx?Page=ProviderPortal
During these RAC calls it is important to note that CMS Program Integrity drives these audits through combined sources such as Local Coverage Decisions (LCDs), National Coverage Decisions (NCDs), Program Integrity Manuals, as well as coding guidelines.
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