New DME RAC program on hold
WASHINGTON – Performant Recovery has filed a Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest against CMS.
The protest, filed Jan. 6, comes on the heels of the agency’s announcement that it had selected Connolly as the recovery audit contractor (RAC) to oversee the national program for DME, home health and hospice.
Wilton, Conn.-based Connolly is the current RAC for Jurisdiction C, while Performant Recovery in Livermore, Calif., is the contractor for Jurisdiction A.
The national program is on hold until the GAO announces its decision on the protest, which it must make by April 16. Until a decision is made, the four current RACs will continue auditing DME claims in their respective jurisdictions.