WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 27, 2017)—The HME Audit Key is a free web-based survey the American Association for Homecare developed in response to a lack of data and information provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the impact the audit programs are having on HME Suppliers.

Strong industry participation is sought to make a stronger case for audit reform. Even if you didn't participate in the earlier data submission rounds, you can still take part in the survey!

Visit hmeauditkey.org to contribute your data to the HME Audit Key survey by February 3.

Reminder: Individual audit data is not required. For those of you who have not yet delved into the system, please be assured that 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.

You can see presentations on preparing and entering your data here.

How does my company benefit by participating? In addition to providing critical data for the campaign for audit reform, individual suppliers will have access to their own quarterly survey results, and will have access to aggregate survey results and key findings. Suppliers can use this information to see how they compare to others in terms of audit volumes and appeal overturn rates.

Data Security Assured: Your company's individual information will never be shared, but will be included in the aggregate data. See additional details on how your data is protected in the Audit Key.

The HME Audit Key is sponsored by the The American Association for Homecare