CMS awards Recovery Audit DME contract

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has given a recovery audit contract to Connolly LLC, a subsidiary of Connolly iHealth Technologies, in Region 5. The firm will oversee Medicare claims for Durable Medical Equipment, Home Health and Hospice, in this new, fifth nationwide region.

Connolly is the prime contractor for Region C, which includes 17 states.

“We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with CMS and are honored to have been chosen as the first national contractor for DME/HH-H claims,” Connolly, LLC President Steve Senneff said.

The firm noted that since the program began in 2009, recovery auditors have collected more than $8.9 billion for the Medicare Trust Fund and returned more than $800 in underpayments to providers.

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