Recovery Audit Program
Mission - The Recovery Audit Program’s mission is to identify and correct Medicare improper payments through the efficient detection and collection of overpayments made on claims of health care services provided to Medicare beneficiaries, and the identification of underpayments to providers so that the CMS can implement actions that will prevent future improper payments in all 50 states.
Background - The national Recovery Audit program is the product of a successful demonstration program that utilized Recovery Auditors to identify Medicare overpayments and underpayments to health care providers and suppliers in randomly selected states. The demonstration ran between 2005 and 2008 and resulted in over $900 million in overpayments being returned to the Medicare Trust Fund and nearly $38 million in underpayments returned to health care providers. As a result, Congress required the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to institute (under Section 302 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006) a permanent and national Recovery Audit program to recoup overpayments associated with services for which payment is made under part A or B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act.
Each Recovery Auditor is responsible for identifying overpayments and underpayments in approximately ¼ of the country. The Recovery Audit Program jurisdictions match the DME MAC jurisdictions.
The Recovery Auditor in each region is as follows:
Region A: Performant Recovery
Region B: CGI Federal, Inc.
Region C: Cotiviti Healthcare
Region D: HealthDataInsights, Inc.
All correspondence, Web sites and call centers will be in the name of the Recovery Auditors above. Click the link below to obtain contact information for each Recovery Auditor.
Do you have questions or comments about the Recovery Audit Program? Please e-mail us at: RAC@cms.hhs.gov. Please Do Not send Personal Health Information to this e-mail address.
- Oct. 15, 2015 - FY 2014 Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Recovery Audit Report to Congress [PDF, 623KB]
- FY 2013 Report To Congress [PDF, 559KB]
- May 13, 2013 - The Recovery Audit Program and Medicare Slides [PDF, 226KB]
- FY 2012 Report To Congress [PDF, 633KB]
- FY 2011 Report To Congress [PDF, 1MB]
- FY 2010 Report To Congress [PDF, 769KB]
- Sept.1, 2011 Recovery Audit Program Final SOW [PDF, 292KB]
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