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HME Audit Key opens Jan. 15

January 4, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The HME Audit Key opens its next data collection round on Jan. 15, and will switch to a twice-yearly format to allow more HME providers to participate, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare. To further sweeten the deal, providers who participate in the next January 2018 and July 2018 rounds will have access to a benchmark report that allows them to see how their company compares to other participants.The association has previously taken steps to increase participation, including partnering...

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In brief: OIG tells CMS to collect more overpayments, VGM announces Woman of the Year finalists

October 6, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The MACs collected only 20% of Medicare overpayments referred by ZPICs and PSCs in 2014, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.The ZPICs and PSCs referred $559 million in overpayments in 2014, but the MACs sought $482 million and collected only $96 million, according to the OIG.The ZPICs and PSCs send the highest number of referrals for Part B (60%) and DME (26%). They sent the highest dollar amount of referrals, however, for home health and hospice (43%), the OIG found.In...

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AAH releases Q2 results for HME Audit Key

October 5, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Seventy-one percent of MAC prepayment audits are paid upon review, and 11% of new patients are subject to MAC audits, according to the latest results of the HME Audit Key. The findings from the second quarter survey results also include: 93% of PMD MAC prepayment audits are paid upon review; 70% of completed appeal determinations for respiratory products were in favor of suppliers; 26% of new patients for hospital beds, support surfaces, and manual wheelchairs were subject to MAC audits;...

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Audit Key deadline extended

August 31, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The HME Audit Key will stay open until Monday, Sept. 9 so providers can submit 2nd quarter data, AAHomecare announced. The survey is open to all providers, who can submit data even if they haven't done so previously. “Additional participation will allow us to better demonstrate the effects of overly burdensome HME audits to regulatory agencies and Capitol Hill as we advocate for better audit policies,” said the association in a bulletin.

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Short takes: AAHomecare, Brightree

August 16, 2017HME News Staff

“On account of requests from several providers,” AAHomecare is extending the deadline for submissions for second quarter 2017 data for the HME Audit Key to Aug. 25. The association reminded providers that individual data is not required to participate, just cumulative counts of pre- and post-payment audits and appeal claim outcomes. The survey is open to all providersÖBrightree will hold its 2017 Brightree Summit on Oct. 23 at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta in conjunction with Medtrade, Oct....

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AAHomecare, VGM want your data

July 13, 2017HME News Staff

The next submission round for AAHomecare's HME Audit Key opens July 17. Even if you haven't previously participated or have skipped rounds, you can still take part in this round, says the association. The latest results, running through the first quarter of 2017, showed overturn rates of 68% of repository products; 77% for ostomy, urological, wound care and diabetes supplies; and 81% for NPWT devices and supplies. “Please help fight back against a broken audit and appeal system,” says...

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AAHomecare calls for audit data

April 6, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The next submission round for AAHomecare's HME Audit Key opens April 17. The association is asking providers to use the online survey to submit their audit activity for the first quarter of 2017. To complete the survey, providers will need their NPIs and zip codes. AAHomecare reminded providers that Brightree customers now have the option of printing a report that will help them answer many of the operational questions in the quarterly survey. It also reminded them that they do not have...

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

January 31, 2017HME News Staff

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. AAHomecare notes that individual data is not required, just cumulative counts of pre- and post-payment audits and appeal claim outcomes under DME MAC, RAC and SMRC reviews. “In addition to providing critical data for the campaign for audit reform, individual suppliers will have...

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New data submission period opens for Audit Key

January 19, 2017HME News Staff

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.

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AAH resolves to increase participation in HME Audit Key

January 6, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare is taking steps to make participation in its HME Audit Key survey easier in 2017.The association and Brightree this month will begin beta testing a report that would give providers many of the answers to the “toughest” questions in the survey. It's in discussions to do the same with Mediware.“We hope to increase the motivation to participate in 2017,” said Kim Brummett, AAHomecare's vice president of regulatory affairs.AAHomecare expects to open its...

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