Audit Key Extends Entry Deadline

Providers have until Feb. 26 to enter their fourth quarter audit data into the industry audit-tracking site.

Audit Key has extended the deadline for providers to enter their fourth quarter 2015 audit data into the system until end of day Feb. 26.

The system, which went live in January, collects providers’ audit data in order to give the industry the kind of hard numbers that make a strong argument for reforming CMS’s audits and easing the financial burdens those audits are having on providers.

In addition to helping reform efforts, providers can use Audit Key to compare their audit experience to industry averages. Providers can access their quarterly survey results, as well as aggregate survey results and key findings so that they can compare their audit volumes and appeal overturn rates against industry benchmarks.
 
Providers can register for the program at www.hmeauditkey.org and enter their Fourth Quarter 2015 audit data (the program collects data on a quarterly basis). A slide and audio presentation, as well as other information to help providers get started is at www.aahomecare.org/advocacy/hme-audit-key.

Providers needing help registering or entering their information in the Audit Key system can get it via a contact form at www.hmeauditkey.org/Home/Help; emailing support@hmeauditkey.org, or by calling 1-844-HME A KEY (844-463-2539). 

Under development since 2014, Audit Key has included the involvement of AAHomecare, VGM Group Inc., MED Group, Brightree LLC and other industry stakeholders.

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