Just last month, CMS issued an updated timeframe Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) bid. This last update stated that the proposal would be released in October 2016, with an award being granted in February 2017. For our prior blog, click here.
However, CMS has again updated/delayed their pre-solicitation notice to state that the solicitation will be released in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017 with an award date during the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2017. No firm date has been provided; however, pending no additional delays the award should issue sometime in the Spring/Summer next year. The updated RFP can be found here.
It is still unclear whether the new WCRC award will include the review Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSAs). We will continue to provide updates as they arise.
Heather Schwartz Sanderson, Esq., MSCC, CHPE, CLMP, CMSP
Chief Legal Officer