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Receiving medical care at home is overwhelming preferred by patients and for good reason. It leads to better outcomes, less hospital stays and is cost-effective. At the American Association for Homecare, we work to strengthen access to care in the home. Our members serve the medical needs of millions of Americans who require oxygen equipment and therapy, mobility assistive technologies, medical supplies, inhalation drug therapy, home infusion, and other home medical equipment, therapies, services, and supplies in the home.

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Latest News on Audit Reform

AAHomecare is leading the charge to build support for the new audit reform legislation by publicly asking all HME state associations for their formal endorsement of H.R. 5083. HME state associations represent a valuable grassroots network on the front lines of fighting for HME providers and no legislative effort is complete without their full support.

Congress goes into recess on August 1, so the letter will be closed on July 30. If your association would like to join the letter, please email Ashley Jackson, ashleyj@aahomecare.org, as soon as possible.

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation recently found that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides insufficient oversight to contractors auditing Medicare reimbursement claims. These inappropriate, multiple audits are crippling the operations of many home medical equipment providers. The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) said the GAO report, which was released earlier this month, underscores the repeated complaints from providers that the rampant out-of- control CMS audit system is placing unfair burdens on their businesses. “The GAO report … read more

The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is proud to announce the introduction of a new piece of legislation to fix the broken Medicare audit system. The Audit Improvement and Reform Act (AIR Act), H.R. 5083, sponsored by Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and John Barrow (D-Ga.), will increase transparency, education and outreach, and reward suppliers that have low error rates on audited claims. The AIR Act would apply to all MACs, RACs, and all other contractors performing audits on durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) providers. Visit www.FixMedicareAudits.org to download a copy of the legislation, issue brief and learn how you can support the legislation.