Second quarter deadline is now September 11, 2017.

—Via AAHomecare, WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 30, 2017)—On account of requests from several providers to extend the deadline to enter 2nd Quarter 2017 HME Audit Key data, the survey will remain open until Monday, Sept. 11.

In addition, the Brightree report that answers many of the survey's operational questions has now been updated to include 2nd Quarter 2017 data. Brightree customers can print a report from their "My Files" folder to answer many of the survey's operational questions. See additional details here.

We appreciate the support that the HME supplier community has shown for the HME Audit Key in its initial stages of development and deployment. 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. Even if you have not participated in previous Audit Key survey rounds, you can still join the effort for this round.

Please note that individual data is not required to participate—the Audit Key does not require you to submit data on individual claims, but instead seeks cumulative counts of pre- and post-payment audits and appeal claim outcomes under DME MAC, RAC and SMRC reviews. The survey is open to all HME suppliers, and your data will only be used in aggregate form and never shared with anyone.

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