CMS Announces Region 5 Recovery Audit Contract Award
December 31, 2014 01:19 PM
CMS has announced the RAC contract award to Connolly, LLC. for Region 5, which is the National Region. Connolly will be the RAC auditor for all DMEPOS, home health and hospice claims.
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“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Region 5 Recovery Audit contract to Connolly, LLC. The purpose of this contract is to identify and correct improper payments made for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS), and Home Health and Hospice (RFQ-CMS-2014-Region 5) claims. This award marks the beginning of the new Recovery Audit contracts and is the start date of the implementation of many improvements to reduce provider burden and increase transparency in the program.
CMS has established a Provider Relations Coordinator, Latesha Walker, to improve communication between providers and CMS. Ms. Walker will be working closely with the Division of Recovery Audit Operations and the provider community to address questions and concerns resulting from the Recovery Audit Region 5 Contract Award. Additionally, providers should feel free to contact Ms. Walker when issues arise that cannot be solved by discussions with the Recovery Auditor. Ms. Walker may be reached at (410) 786-1101 orLatesha.firstname.lastname@example.org. “