Dream, VGM Partner for Audit Solution
VGM offers members discounts of HME prescription, documentation system that safeguards against audits.
- By David Kopf
- Dec 15, 2011
Software maker Dream Software and VGM Group Inc., have joined to help providers standardize prescription and documentation of HME medical necessity as a safeguard against audits.
Offered to VGM members at a discount, Dream's software incorporates electronic prescription and automated documentation functionality that helps providers process and document every patient identically and consistently, which can benefit them in the case of audits. The software requires that all supporting documentation be provided before delivery. E-prescribing HME reduces physicians’ staff time by more than 65 percent, compared to paper.
The Dream system's Medicare rules engine ensures that all coverage criteria and supporting documentation are present. If one provider passes an audit, then all providers pass because the software ensures that all patients were processed identically.
“With everything that HME providers are facing, audits are an immediate threat," noted Ron Bendell, president of VGM & Associates, Ltd. "CMS’s ‘bounty hunters’ have little regard for differentiating between clerical errors and true fraudulent activity. Dream Software offers a solution to help ensure that the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed."
“We are proud to be associated with VGM and applaud their dedication to their membership," said Dream CEO Mickey Letson,.
David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.