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RAC adds beds, manual wheelchairs to audits

February 7, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) has received approval to audit hospital beds and manual wheelchairs, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare. The issue names are “Hospital Beds: Medical Necessity and Documentation Requirements” and “Manual Wheelchairs: Medical Necessity and Documentation Requirements.”  These are both complex reviews and the RAC will be determining whether the items were reasonable and necessary based on the medical record. The RAC...

Audit, Bed, Hospital, Manual Wheelchair, Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC)

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On the Editor's Desk

Audits, big business and allegiances

November 19, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It may not feel like it, but HME providers aren't the only healthcare providers being audited like crazy by the government. Hospitals are, too. I was reminded of this last week when I saw a press release from a group called the American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI). Never heard of them? According to the release, the ACHCI, founded in 2009, is a nonprofit “committed to working toward achieving 100% accuracy in payment claims submitted to public and private...

Audit, Hospital, Reform

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Indie providers, hospitals create mutual opportunity

October 25, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - Hospitals, even those with their own HME divisions, are increasingly looking to partner with independent providers in their quest to reduce readmissions, stakeholders say. “In my experience, hospital-based HME departments are poorly run—they suffer from the hospital's bureaucracy,” said Craig Hittle, senior manager of the healthcare team at Indianapolis-based Somerset CPAs. “Independents are leaner and meaner. They bring that model and strategy to...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Hospital, Joint Ventures, Partnership

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