—Via AAHomecare—WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 15, 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 Friday, August 25.
ELYRIA, Ohio (July 25, 2017)—Invacare Corporation has received notice from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the company has successfully satisfied the Agency’s requirements under the consent decree to resume full operations at its Corporate and Taylor Street manufacturing facility in Elyria, Ohio.
FARGO, N.D. (July 20, 2017)—Last week, AAHomecare hosted an educational session for DME MAC and PDAC personnel in Fargo, North Dakota, on manual, power and CRT wheelchairs and accessories. Kim Brummett, AAHomecare’s vice president of regulatory affairs, and representatives from member companies who manufacture mobility products were on hand to demonstrate equipment and accessories to approximately 35 individuals involved in audits, coding and claims analysis.
—Via AAHomecare, WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 13, 2017)—The latest HME Audit Key survey results, running through the first quarter of 2017, show continued appeal determinations in favor of suppliers in several product categories, including overturn rates of 68 percent for respiratory products, 77 percent for ostomy, urological, wound care, and diabetic supplies, and 81 percent for NPWT devices and supplies. Other highlights from this round include:
LENEXA, Kan. (May 8, 2017)—Mediware Information Systems, Inc., a provider of comprehensive post-acute health care software, announces they are hosting a free webinar for attendees on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET for HME suppliers. Attendees will learn about the different entities auditing HME claims for Medicare including RAC, ZPIC, UPICS, SMRC and CERT and the implications of the audits.
—Via AAHomecare WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 2017)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced significant changes to improve the processing and adjudication of recurring/serial claims for capped rental items and certain inexpensive and routinely-purchased items.
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.
—Via AAHomecare WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 2016)—Please join the data-driven campaign to fix Medicare audits—submit your Third Quarter 2016 Medicare audit activity information to AAHomecare's HME Audit Key Survey.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (July 28, 2016)—ChartaCloud Technologies LLC today announced its agreement with OPERACARE Inc. to introduce and offer its CMS OASIS claims, pre-submission claims and proactive OASIS analytics software and services. OPERACARE will be offered via ChartaCloud’s ChartaCares health care services business.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 6, 2016)—Results are in from the most recent HME Audit Key survey. The latest round of results including ADRs from October 1, 2015 thru March 31, 2016, show the following:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 26, 2016)—Some contract suppliers in Round 2 of the Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program had not met all of the competitive bidding licensure requirements. Specifically, of the 146 suppliers covered in our audit, 69 suppliers met licensure requirements. However, 63 suppliers did not meet licensure requirements for some of the competitions for which they received a contract.
LENEXA, KAN. (April 14, 2016)—Mediware Information Systems, Inc. is hosting a free webinar for attendees on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 1:00 Central, 2:00 EST, to outline how providers can safeguard against payer audits as well as explain your legal obligations if you should discover a potential overpayment or underpayment from Medicare. The webinar is entitled “Responding to Payer Audits and Overpayments: Stay Compliant and within the Law.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2016)—Register today to be a part of the data-driven campaign to advocate for much-needed improvements to the audit process and see how your company stacks up in terms of audit volumes and appeal overturn rates.
Register today at HMEAuditKey.org and get ready to enter your Fourth Quarter 2015 audit data starting on January 15.
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (July 13, 2015)—Point-of-Rental Software, a Texas-based company that offers rental and inventory management solutions, was one of nine finalists competing for the Cloud Innovator of the Year title at the 2015 Cloud Innovation World Cup Awards on July 8th. Held at Google headquarters in New York, the Cloud Innovation World Cup identifies advancements in cloud computing with the goal of fostering cutting-edge solutions.