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Audit round up: RACs cut checks, UPICs run roughshod

June 28, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Nearly two years after Performant Recovery announced it would perform an underpayment review for Group 3 power wheelchair options, providers are receiving refund checks, says Andrea Stark.Performant, the DMEPOS RAC, announced in May 2017 it would review wheelchair accessories, including seating systems, and seat and back cushions furnished in conjunction with codes K0848—K0864 for the six-month period of Jan. 1, 2016—June 30, 2016. The review was necessary because CMS...

Andrea Stark, Elizabeth Hogue, Kelly Grahovac, Performant Recovery, RAC, UPIC

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RAC to perform rare underpayment review

May 18, 2017HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Performant Recovery, the DMEPOS RAC, will perform an underpayment review for Group 3 power wheelchair options. The Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act mandates that adjustments to the 2016 Medicare fee schedule amounts for certain DME based on information from the competitive bidding program cannot be applied to wheelchair accessories, including seating systems, and seat and back cushions furnished in connection with codes K0848—K0864. The change was effective Jan. 1, 2016...

Group 3 power wheelchair, Performant Recovery, underpayment review, Wayne van Halem

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New RAC starts 'slow and steady'

March 24, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Performant Recovery was officially up and running as of March 8, but the new national RAC for HME is taking its time ramping up its activities.Peformant posted seven new reviews for everything from chest wall oscillation devices to complex Group 2 support surfaces in February. But it had not posted any additional reviews as of late March.“I would expect that they would add one or two edits every seven days to staff up to where they were at previously with known issues,”...

National RAC, Performant Recovery

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Providers prep for return of RAC

November 18, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Providers should strap in: After a protracted lull, RAC audits will likely pick back up in January, now that CMS has tapped Performant Recovery, based here, to perform post-payment reviews for DME and home health/hospice claims nationwide.Stakeholders say Performant will likely kick-start its efforts with reviews* it had previously been performing as the RAC for Jurisdiction A—reviews whose targets were everything from vacuum erection devices to respiratory assist devices...

Andrea Stark, Kim Brummett, Performant Recovery, RAC audits, Wayne van Halem

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In brief: CMS names nat'l RAC for DME, whistleblower drops lawsuit against Lincare

November 4, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has tapped Performant Recovery to perform post-payment reviews of Medicare claims for DMEPOS and home health/hospice nationwide.The other RACs awarded contracts will perform post-payment reviews to identify and correct Medicare claims that contain improper payments that were made under Part A and Part B for all provider types other than DMEPOS. Performant Recovery also won that contract for Region 1. Cotiviti won contracts for Region 2 and 3, and HMS Federal Solutions won a contract...

Allegro Medical, American HomePatient, Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Suppliers, Drive DeVilbiss, Lincare, National RAC, NCAMES, Performant Recovery, VADMEC

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New DME RAC program on hold

January 15, 2015HME News Staff

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...

Connolly, GAO, Performant Recovery, RAC

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