Anti-fraud & Abuse
AAHomecare helps the HME sector fight fraud and abuse.
AAHomecare and its members are committed to doing our part to stop waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare's home medical equipment sector, which has zero tolerance for illegal activity. This is why the Association proposed to Congress early in 2009 an aggressive, comprehensive 13-point anti-fraud plan. Many parts of that plan have been incorporated into legislation and Medicare policy, and the reduction of fraud related to home medical equipment and services in recent years is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to stopping fraud and abuse in Medicare.
Medicare's unsustainable bidding program for home medical equipment will hurt patients and providers.
Home medical equipment and services (HME) is a cost-effective alternative to expensive hospital and nursing home care. It's also a way to control healthcare spending growth.
Take Action: Tell Congress We Need to Fix the Medicare Audit System for Home Medical Equipment TODAY!
Support the AIR Act, so the people who provide HME can spend less time navigating a confusing and counter-productive audit system, and more time caring for their patients!
AAHomecare Meets with CMS
On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the CMS headquarters in Baltimore, AAHomecare staff members met with CMS officials to discuss beneficiary problems with access to power mobility repair.
MEA|NEA FastAttach Success Story: Boca Raton Regional Hospital
If you've ever wondered what FastAttach could do for your practice, wonder no more. Hear first-hand how this electronic claims attachment solution helped the team at Boca Raton Regional Hospital streamline their processes and ramp-up their revenue cycle.
How to Select a Software Provider
Your best fit will measure priorities, reduce risk and increase productivity.
As an HME supplier, your revenue and profit is dependent on your billing system to accurately process claims, manage rejected submissions and to increase your business cash flow. In the recent months, several billing system software vendors have been bought out by other companies and/or are sun-setting their products. This may cause you to feel abandoned, uncertain of your future and wondering about the best strategy to protect your revenue stream. You’re also concerned about maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.
Medicare Audits Deny Wheelchairs for 22 Severely Disabled Nashville Area Patients – 12/9/13
Medicare took back more than $200,000 it paid for complex rehabilitation wheelchairs that were delivered to 22 severely disabled Nashville area patients, leaving a local company in the red and questioning Medicare’s payment review process.
Audit Tsunami Continues to Plague Industry
Nearly every HME provider has felt the effects of the audit tsunami, and some have not survived its onslaught. However, there are a number of developments that providers should watch for that may give some relief. “Continued audits and stringent Medicare requirements forced owners to become sticklers for documentation up front,” says Miriam Lieber, founder, Lieber Consulting.
Medtrade Spring Exceeds Expectations – 3/24/13
As Medtrade Spring organizers cut the ceremonial ribbon and attendees streamed onto the expo floor at Mandalay Bay, Ron Resnick, president of Blue Chip Medical, Suffern, NY, did not get his hopes up. “I expected doom and gloom,” he said. “But the first day was a huge success. People were surprisingly optimistic, and we accomplished our goals.