The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the proposed April 1 deadline for states to implement their Medicaid RAC programs. CMS stated that the delay is in consideration of state operational issues and will help ensure that states comply with the provisions of the final rule. CMS expects to issue a new implementation deadline when it publishes the final later this year.
In addition, CMS has released a map that summarizes the status of each state’s RAC program based on information submitted in the Medicaid State Plan amendment.
The website for the Medicaid RACs is at http://www.cms.gov/medicaidracs/home.aspx.