Both Viant and PRG withdrew their protests last week, and the GAO closed the files for each without further action, according to a written statement submitted by the GAO to RACMonitor.com.
According to CMS, the four RACs will contract with subcontractors to supplement their efforts. PRG-Schultz, Inc. will serve as a subcontractor to HDI, DCS and CGI in regions A, B and D, while Viant, will serve as a subcontractor to Connolly Consulting in region C. Each subcontractor has negotiated different responsibilities in each region, including some claim review.
The RAC in each jurisdiction is as follows:
Region A: Diversified Collection Services (DCS)
Region B: CGI
Region C: Connolly Consulting, Inc.
Region D: HealthDataInsights, Inc.
In the three-year demonstration, RACs corrected more than $1.03 billion of improper Medicare payment. Of that amount, CMS says approximately 96 percent was overpayments collected from providers and a scant 4 percent was underpayments repaid to providers.