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Most Recent Update January 8, 2018

Effective 1/31/18, all customer support services will no longer be available for Region A inquiries.  The new RAC contracts for Region 1 and Region 5 will be unable to service the outgoing RAC contracts that end January 2018.  Please redirect Region A inquiries to your respective Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Paul Ackerman

Project Manager

Paul Ackerman is the Project Manager for the National Region 5 DMEPOS, Home Health, and Hospice Recovery Audit contract. Paul has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Over his career he has been a senior leader with the Jurisdiction A DME Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and Medicare Part B Contractors. He has a strong track record of managing timely and complete project deliverables. Paul has over 20 years of experience serving in a leadership role, responsible for implementing and managing large scale service and systems delivery projects, conducting needs analysis, and developing and executing strategic plans. Overall, Paul is responsible to ensure the implementation of the National Region 5 RAC contract meets CMS requirements and development of a good working relationship with CMS, Providers, Industry associations and all interested parties and stakeholders.

Dr. Mary Pascucci

Contractor Medical Director - National Region 5

Dr. Mary Pascucci serves as Performant Recovery's Contractor Medical Director for the CMS National DMEPOS, Home Health and Hospice Contract. Her leadership, education and experience serves as a valuable asset to the medical review and concepts teams.

Prior to joining Performant, Dr. Pascucci acted as Performant's subcontracted Interim Medical Director. She was the Medical Director at Veritas MRS focused on the CMS Chronic Care Management program, DRG and InterQual review. Her role included physician-to-physician discussion, policy review, and ALJ interaction. Prior to Veritas, she was a Deputy Medical Director at the level of the QIC in charge of Physician Quality Control dealing primarily with DMEPOS, and also Part B Medicare. Dr. Pascucci's duties also included peer review for the VA System.

Dr. Pascucci has more than 20 years of experience as an Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist with experience as a Laboratory Medical Director at multiple hospital based as well as privately owned laboratories. She is board certified in both AP and CP. Dr. Pascucci holds an adjunct faculty position at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Dr. Pascucci received her degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and did her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. She is currently enrolled at St. Joseph's University in the Executive Healthcare MBA program.

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