Home Health & Hospice

CMS seeks new RAC contracts

Homecare Insider, November 30, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Requests for Proposals for the next Recovery Auditor Contracts (RACs). The current RACs have been working under modified contracts. The purpose of the RAC is to continue active auditing activities, including additional documentation requests.

CMS has also issued a RAC enhancement program that address concerns raised by providers since RACs were established. These enhances include posting provider compliance tips to the CMS website, establishing a provider relations coordinator, limiting the look-back period, creating standards for auditor accuracy rates, and has implemented or is in the process of implementing more enhancements based on feedback.

Source: NAHC, CMS