CMS anticipates the release of CMS’ final solicitation for bids for an RFP for the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) to review WCMSA proposals, according to MedVal. The pre-solicitation bid was to be released on September 22nd, 2016 but was not. The contract for a new WCRC will still be awarded on a firm fixed price (FFP) basis and will include a 12 month base period plus four one year options. The revised anticipated award date is second quarter of FY 2017 and is expected to be issued pending availability of funds.
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