The HME Audit Key survey provides reliable and representative data that clearly demonstrates the burdensome nature of audits, in terms of volumes, overturn rates, and company resources required to respond to them. This information is critically needed to make our case for meaningful audit reform. Please support this effort by participating in and completing the HME Audit Key survey.
Your participation will help us build a strong data-set of performance benchmarks while also helping the HME community make the case on Capitol Hill and at CMS for much-needed audit reform. The new data submission period, for the 3rd Quarter of 2016, will open October 15. Suppliers can go to HMEAuditKey.org to register; participation is free – you just need one of your organization’s NPIs and respective 5-digit zip code to register and get started.
In addition to providing data for the campaign for audit reform, your company can directly benefit from participating in the Audit Key. Individual suppliers will have access to their own quarterly survey numbers, as well as aggregate survey results and key findings. Suppliers can use this information to see how they compare to their peers in terms of audit volumes and appeal overturn rates. Your company’s individual experiences will never be shared, but will be included in the aggregate data.
Please make plans now to submit your companies audit data for the 3rd Quarter 2016. If you have questions about the process, we want to hear from you!
Reminder: Individual Audit Data is NOT Required
For those of you who have not yet delved into the system, please be assured that the Audit Key does not require you to submit data on individual claims, but instead seeks cumulative counts of pre- and post-payment audits and appeal claim outcomes under DME MAC, RAC and SMRC reviews.