Audits


Provider Strategy

esMD: Your Secret Weapon

CMS offers a key methodology to help providers follow-up on documentation requests for audits, PMD prior authorization and appeals.

Average Audit Appeal Processing Time Surges to 714 Days

AAHomcare analysis shows a whopping 2122% increase in DMEPOS-related audit appeals over past 8 years.

Mont. Providers Urged to Attend SBA Hearings

July 21, 23 forums will give local HME providers an opportunity to publicly voice their concerns regarding audits, competitive bidding expansion.

CMS Pays $1.3 Billion to Settle Hospital Claims

CMS settles with 1,900 on audited claims stuck in OMHA. AAHomecare asks, ‘Is there anything in sight for DMEPOS?’

Senate Finance Committee Passes Audit Reform

Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act aims to add transparency, oversight to audits and appeals process.

Observation Deck

RAC Audits: Changes Are Coming

The remarkable increase in RAC audits has put a huge financial burden on providers to simply respond, and major changes are in the works, including improvements. What do providers need to know about what's happening with the program, and how should the prepare?

2015 HME Handbook

How to Properly Prepare Your Organization for ICD-10

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule setting Oct. 1 as the ICD-10 compliance date for healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses. What should HME providers do to ensure they comply?

Rep. Blackburn Introduces Prior Authorization Bill

Tenn. lawmaker’s legislation would require CMS program to establish a program for higher cost DME similar to the power mobility demonstration project.

Washington Legislative Conference Just Around the Corner

Next week’s event gives providers an opportunity to lobby lawmakers and their staffs on behalf of various industry legislative initiatives.

Senate Hearing Highlights Audit Debacle

Senate Finance Committee explores problem of audit backlog, reviews possible methods to reduce problem.



AAHomecare Gears up for Washington Conference

Slated for May 20-21, the annual meeting and legislative push will cover key industry issues.

GAO Dismisses Protest over RAC Contract

CMS will likely move forward with assigning contract to Connolly LLC; reasons for dismissals are unclear.

NCAMES to Visit Sen. Burr's Staff


Meeting will focus on the impact nationwide expansion of competitive bidding in 2016 would have on providers, patients.

Industry Scores an Audit Win

Association worked with CMS to change the automatic RAC audits on DME claims related to Part A SNF, hospital stays.

Medicare Audit Update

Business Solutions

Treading Carefully

Medicare audits represent a shifting landscape in which audit contractors change their targets and priorities. We look at the latest changes and how providers should adjust, as well as the industry’s efforts to reform the currently out-of-control program.

AAHomecare Sets Aggressive Legislative Agenda

Efforts include pushing binding bids over the top, advancing MPP, audit reform, separate CRT benefit, prior authorization, state licensure effort.

OMHA Unveils Audit Appeal Status Site

Still reeling from delays, Medicare appeals office launches website that lets providers check the status of their ALJ appeals.

Auditing the Audits

HME Audit key looks to show impact of Medicare audits on providers

Medicare audits

Business Solutions

Scaling CMS's Audit Mountain

The steep challenges providers face when it comes to Medicare claims audits have only grown taller. HMEB talks to experts who offer smart documentation polices that can help them scale this difficult summit.

Provider Strategy

Addressing the 'New Normal'

If audits are now "just a part of doing business," then providers need to consider outsourcing their audit and appeal workload. How do they consider the options available to them?

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