Recovery Auditor (RAC) Contracts Awarded

Following a lengthy dispute process and significant delays, on October 31, 2016, CMS awarded new Medicare Fee-for-Service RAC contracts to the following contractors:

  • Region 1 – Performant Recovery, Inc.
  • Region 2 – Cotiviti, LLC
  • Region 3 – Cotiviti, LLC
  • Region 4 – HMS Federal Solutions
  • Region 5 – Performant Recovery Inc.

The RACs in Regions 1-4 will perform postpayment review to identify and correct Medicare claims that contain improper payments (overpayments or underpayments) made under Part A and Part B, for all provider types other than Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) and Home Health/Hospice.  A map of Regions 1-4 is available here.  The Region 5 RAC will be dedicated to the postpayment review of DMEPOS and Home Health/Hospice claims nationally.

These awards continue the implementation of many of the Recovery Audit Program enhancements designed to reduce provider burden, enhance program oversight, and increase transparency in the program. CMS will continue to update this website with more information on the implementation of the new RACs.  A summary of the RAC program enhancements is available here.

Providers may still receive some correspondence related to the current Recovery Auditors while CMS transitions to the new contracts.

For more information about this topic, please contact Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. or Abby Pendleton, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or by email at jgustafson@thehlp.com or apendleton@thehlp.com