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Second Quarter Audit Key Deadline Extended to Aug. 25

AAHomecare reminds providers that the survey doesn’t require individual claims data, but rather cumulative totals on specific audit metrics.

AAHomecare Calls for Access, Audit Input

Association urges providers to submit data for 2nd quarter Audit Key survey, and to help lay groundwork for broad participation in patient access survey.

Stratice-athenahealth Partnership Links Referrals with Post-Acute Suppliers

Agreement part of a larger effort to redefine how prescribers of DME and the providers of DME connect.

Medicare Accounts for 16% of HME Spending

Report shows that Medicare’s, Medicaid’s importance as funding sources is shrinking, while private payer and retail dominate revenues.

AAHomecare Providers Educate DME MAC, PDAC Staff

ATPs, manufacturer reps aimed to help staffers better understand mobility devices in order to minimize confusion and smooth claims and coding for devices.

CareCredit, OxyGo Strike Financing Partnership

Entry into HME market by established healthcare credit card company should expand oxygen patients’ equipment, therapy options.

Many HME Categories Still See High Overturn Rates

Latest Audit Key survey shows continued appeal determinations in favor of providers for several mainstay offerings.

TRICARE to Comply with CURES Act

Letters from military insurance program indicate it will work with providers to adjust past claims to align with CURES reimbursement rates.



AAHomecare Prioritizes Payer Relations

Association elevates Laura Williard as vice president of payer relations, enhances relations with various payers beyond Medicare

The TRICARE Question

TRICARE and other payers that tie their rates to Medicare have yet to adjust reimbursement per the CURES Act. What’s being done to change that?

California Respiratory Provider Catches a Break on Audits

Home Oxygen Company’s president shares how her oxygen and sleep business earned a reprieve on CPAP and O2 audits.

Editor's Note

The Next Cut

What happens when the next reimbursement cut comes? And the next? Providers must think longer term when it comes to their relationship with Medicare.

VGM Adds Payer, Member Relations VP

Previously with HOMELINK, Craig Douglas will help VGM members navigate payer, managed care.

Provider Strategy

5 Tips for Boosting Patient Billing

Improve billing efficiencies, staff effectiveness, patient relationships.

CareCentrix, Performant to Cut DME ‘Waste, Fraud, Abuse’

Home healthcare management company identifies DME as “high risk areas.”

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