On August 3, 2011 the GAO dismissed the protest filed by Data and Analytics Solutions, Inc. in reference to the WCRC contract awarded to Provider Resources, Inc. effective July 1, 2011. Data and Analytics Solutions, Inc. had filed a bid for the WCRC contract and was not chosen. They filed the protest alleging that the agency’s review process was flawed. The GAO was given a deadline of October 13, 2011 to render a decision in reference to the protest. The MSA industry is pleasantly surprised by such a quick decision by the GAO; the swift decision is welcome news so that the transition to the new WCRC provider can take place.
The transition of the WCMSA review process from Lifecare Management Partners to Provider Resources, Inc. will soon commence. The industry is waiting to see whether the transition to a new contractor will improve the overall review and approval process and related turnaround times.
Click here to view a copy of the GAO Bid Protest Docket.
Click here to view the MedicareInsights.com July 14, 1011 post about the protest and delay.