Long-Term Care

RAC protests withdrawn and expansion schedule updated

Contemporary Long-Term Care Weekly, February 12, 2009

More than two months after filing protests to the recovery audit contractor (RAC) program, unsuccessful bidders Viant, Inc. and PRG Schultz, USA, Inc., withdrew their protests on February 4, according to a February 6 announcement by CMS. As part of the agreement, the two protesters will serve as subcontractors to the RACs: PRG-Schultz will be a subcontractor to Diversified Collection Services, CGI, and HealthDataInsights in regions A, B and D, and Viant Payment Systems will be a subcontractor to Connolly Consulting in region C.

Updates to the RAC expansion schedule map indicate that the program will now be implemented in two phases, instead of three. The first phase will begin on March 1, 2009 and the second phase on August 1, 2009 or later.

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