Noridian named new SMRC contractor

Friday, March 23, 2018

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions has been awarded a $227 million Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) contract by CMS. The primary role of the SMRC is to conduct nationwide medical review of Part A, Part B and DME providers as directed by CMS. Its responsibility is to review medical records and related documentation to ensure that claims are processed in accordance with CMS guidelines. The SMRC contract was previously held by StrategicHealthSolutions. To support the new contract, Noridian will be hiring about 300 people at its Fargo headquarters and throughout the country. Noridian also holds Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) contracts for DME for jurisdictions A and D, as well as the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding contract.