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AAHomecare calls for audit data


WASHINGTON – The next submission round for AAHomecare’s HME Audit Key opens April 17.

HME Audit Key: Submit data now, before it’s too late


WASHINGTON – The latest round of data gathering for AAHomecare’s HME Audit Key closes on Friday, Feb. 3. The association is asking providers to enter data for the fourth quarter of 2016 using its free web-based survey.

New data submission period opens for Audit Key


WASHINGTON – The HME Audit Key is now open for submitting data for the fourth quarter of 2016, according to AAHomecare. The association launched the HME Audit Key in 2014 to track audit activity and present findings to lawmakers. AAHomecare recently took steps to increase participation in the Audit Key, including partnering with Brightree to begin beta testing a report that would give providers many of the answers to the toughest questions in the survey.

AAH resolves to increase participation in HME Audit Key


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is taking steps to make participation in its HME Audit Key survey easier in 2017.

AAHomecare releases latest Audit Key results


WASHINGTON – The average percent of DME MAC prepayment audits denied nationwide increased 6% between Q4 2015 and Q2 2016, according to the latest results from AAHomecare’s HME Audit Key sur

Short takes from AAHomecare


Healthcare consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo & Associates will open the DME Industry Cost Analysis Study the week of July 18.

HME Audit Key data builds strong case


WASHINGTON – Results are in for the AAHomecare HME Audit Key survey for the first quarter of 2016.

In brief: O&P stakeholders add bill to arsenal, AAH and VGM book keynotes


WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has introduced a bill that would halt CMS’s plans to make dramatic changes to coverage for prosthetic devices.

Data wanted: Audit Key accepting new submissions


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

Tool provides first look at severity of audits


WASHINGTON – Twelve percent of HME claims for new patients, on average, were subject to MAC prepayment audits in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to data collected through AAHomecare’s HME Audit Key.