Certain RAC reviews to resume

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced that the current recovery audit contractors (RACs) will restart some of their reviews.

The RACs have been on hiatus from sending post-payment additional documentation requests (ADRs) since February, as part of the agency’s transition to new RACs.

But, apparently, that transition is taking longer than CMS anticipated.

“Due to the continued delay in awarding new recovery auditor contracts, CMS is initiating contract modifications to the current recovery auditor contracts to allow the recovery auditors to restart some reviews,” the agency states.

CMS did not describe the reviews in detail.

“Most reviews will be done on an automated basis, but a limited number will be complex reviews of topics selected by CMS,” the agency states.

CMS still expects to award new contracts this year.