Audit Key Survey Deadline Extended to Sept. 11 

Brightree Report is now available for the second quarter 2017 Audit Key data submissions.

For the second time, the American Association for Homecare has extended the deadline to enter data into the second quarter Second Quarter Audit Key survey, after more providers have asked for more time. The deadline has been pushed to Sept. 11, after first being moved to Aug. 26.

“Additional participation will allow us to better demonstrate the effects of overly burdensome HME audits to regulatory agencies and Capitol Hill as we advocate for better audit policies,” a statement from AAHomcare read.

Also, as part of an effort to make Audit Key participation easy, providers using Brightree can print a report from their My Files folder to answer many of the operational questions on the quarterly survey. Users can retrieve the report named AAH_Output.csv from the Inbox for the My Files page within Brightree, and then open the report in a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. More details on that process are available at

Registration and participation in Audit Key are free and open to all suppliers, not just AAHomecare members. Also, providers that haven’t yet participated in Audit key, or that have skipped rounds can still submit data. 

Also, the survey doesn’t require individual claims data, but rather needs cumulative counts of pre- and post-payment audits and appeal claim outcomes under DME MAC, RAC and SMRC reviews. The data is only used in aggregate form, and a provider’s unique data will not be shared, the association stressed.

To register and submit information, visit Additional information is available at

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