AAHomecare Embarks on Medicare Audit Tracking System for HME Providers

The American Association for Homecare is moving forward with its campaign to track the impact of Medicare audits on providers of home medical equipment (HME) through its Audit Key initiative. The HME Audit Key was born out of the need to develop a system that shows lawmakers in Washington the affects audits have on HME […]

Survey Shows CMS Competitive Bidding Program Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Following a public commenting period from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Round 2 of its Competitive Bidding program for home medical equipment (HME), a recent survey shows a majority of HME providers generally reject the program’s “one-size-fits-all” approach. In efforts to simplify the submitting of public comment, VGM Group, Inc. created […]

Home Care Advocates Cite 15 Problems with Medicare Audits

Better oversight, established standards, and a higher level of accountability expected from organizations could reduce fraud and abuse in the Medicare audit system according to recommendations made by independent providers in the health care industry.  A white paper written in response to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance’s request for comments to aid in fraud […]