CMS Announces RAC Improvements

January 5, 2015
Rick Gawenda

On December 30, 2014, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the Region 5 Recovery Audit contract to Connolly, LLC. The Region 5 contract will be the national contract for DMEPOS and Home Health & Hospice claim reviews. As the current Recovery Audit contracts come to a close and the new contracts are being prepared, CMS has evaluated a number of concerns raised about the program and is now pleased to announce a number of changes to the Recovery Audit Program in response to industry feedback. These changes will be effective with each new contract beginning with the DME, Home Health and Hospice Recovery Audit contract awarded on December 30, 2014 to Connolly, LLC. To view the changes, click

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