AAH seeks ‘more complete picture of audit activity’

Friday, May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare plans to build a system to track the Medicare audits that are devastating HME providers, the association announced during its Washington Legislative Conference this week.

“Good data informs good decisions,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of the association, in a release. “We’re ready to work on behalf of the industry to collect and quantify the impacts of audits and present compelling facts that policymakers cannot ignore.”

AAHomecare worked with the American Hospital Association on its audit-tracking tool, called RACTRAC, and has met with the company that built the tool, Provider Consulting Solutions.

The association will use lessons learned to develop a tool that collects “hard facts that will demonstrate the impact of audits on the industry,” according to the release.

“Anecdotal stories and self-reported data are not credible and not persuasive with policymakers,” said Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs for the association, in the release. “The new audit tracking system will help the industry track a more complete picture of audit activity and its impact.”