WASHINGTON – AAHomecare encourages providers to submit data for the first quarter of 2016 to the *HME Audit Key. The HME Audit Key collects summary data on audits and appeals. AAHomecare then uses the data to engage policymakers and government regulators on audit-related issues. The first round of data collection, which ended in February, found that 12% of HME claims for new Medicare patients were denied. Participation is free. Go to hmeauditkey.com.