Short takes from AAHomecare
Healthcare consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo & Associates will open the DME Industry Cost Analysis Study the week of July 18. The study, sponsored by AAHomecare, will look at the cost of providing HME in multiple product categories under threat by competitive bidding. There is no fee to participate and the data submitted is kept confidential…Providers can submit their second quarter audit data to the HME Audit Key starting July 15. The HME Audit Key requires providers to submit cumulative counts on pre- and post-payment audits and appeal claim outcomes under DME MAC, RAC and SMRC reviews. AAHomecare has two quarters of data collected so far…Noridian has been awarded the Unified Program Integrity Contract, or UPIC. The 10-year contract is part of CMS’s efforts to consolidate existing multiple integrity contracts. The UPIC is intended to integrate the work of the Zone Program Integrity Contractors or ZPICs, Program Safeguard Contractors or PSCs, Medicare-Medicaid Data Match or Medi-Medi, and Medicaid Integrity Contractors or MICs.