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In brief: AAH to build audit tracker, BioScrip reports increase

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05/09/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare plans to build a system to track the Medicare audits that are devastating HME providers, the association announced during its Washington Legislative Conference last week.

AAH seeks ‘more complete picture of audit activity’

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05/09/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare plans to build a system to track the Medicare audits that are devastating HME providers, the association announced during its Washington Legislative Conference this week.

Associations land champion for audit bill

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05/07/2014

WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., plans to sponsor legislation to fix Medicare’s broken audit system, AAHomecare and the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES) announced today.

CMS gets contractors to relent on technical errors

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05/02/2014

WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders are seeing their first real sign of relief in the fight against audits.

GAO supports delay in RAC fees

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05/01/2014

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week signed off on Medicare’s plan to pay RACs for audits of hospitals only if a second-level appeals judge upholds their findings, according to news reports.

In brief: CMS awards new bid contracts, QIC overturns denials

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04/18/2014

HONOLULU – CMS has awarded new competitive bidding contracts to two local providers in Hawaii: Aloha Medical and American Home Care Systems. To date, just 13 of the 97 providers who accepted contracts as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding were located in Hawaii.

QIC overturns denials

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04/18/2014

WATERLOO, Iowa – Seventy-percent of the denials that U.S.

VGM uses OmniSYS to fight audits

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04/17/2014

WATERLOO, Iowa – A new deal will help VGM members respond to audits using OmniSYS solutions at a discounted rate, the companies announced April 17.

Is CMS preparing for hunting season?

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Jamie Loper
co-founder, DMEevalumate

As Elmer Fudd would say “Be vewwy, vewwy quiet...I'm hunting wabbits!” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may not be hunting rabbits, but they’re hunting the very elusive greenbacks.

Reporter's notebook: Crash course in charting and other calamities

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Friday, April 4, 2014

For years, HME providers have been trying to teach physicians what they need to include in their chart notes, often to no avail, says Sarah Hanna, president of ECS Billing & Consulting North.

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