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RAC targets pneumatic compression devices


ATLANTA – Performant Recovery, the national DMEPOS RAC, added pneumatic compression devices to its approved issues list on Jan. 23, the van Halem Group reports.

New RAC posts new reviews


WASHINGTON – Performant Recovery, the new national recovery audit contractor (RAC) for DMEPOS and home health/hospice, has posted seven new reviews on its workload page, according to AAHomecare.

New RACs and new rules

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Elizabeth Hogue

CMS has selected five new recovery audit contractors (RACs) and established new rules. RAC audits will undoubtedly resume soon. Performant and Cotiviti were awarded contracts, along with HMS Federal Solutions.


More MA audits on the way?


WASHINGTON – CMS is considering expanding its RAC program for Medicare Advantage, according to a draft scope of work published by the agency.

CMS sets timeline for new RAC

Contract modifications for existing RACs allow agency to get buy-in on changes

WASHINGTON – It looks like CMS will name a new national RAC for HME by late summer of 2016.

CMS limits audits of older claims


BALTIMORE – Wave goodbye to audits of older claims for DME supplied to Medicare beneficiaries during a Part A stay.

New DME RAC program on hold


WASHINGTON – Performant Recovery has filed a Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest against CMS.

Connolly snags contract for DME-specific RAC


WASHINGTON – CMS has awarded a national contract to identify overpayments specifically for DME, home health and hospice to Connolly, the agency announced Dec. 30.

RAC audits: CMS adds discussion period


WASHINGTON – The week after a scathing forum on audits, CMS on Feb. 18 pledged to make a number of changes to the recovery audit contractor (RAC) program in 2014.

CMS pauses new RAC audits


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders caution HME providers against putting too much stock in CMS’s announcement last week that it will not initiate new audits as it transitions to new recovery audit contractors (RACs).