Analysis

cutting through the clutter for you

Expert analysis of proposed rules, reports and other developments affecting the home medical equipment sector.

2017

AAHomecare Summary of OIG Report on Medicare Overpayments (Sept. 29, 2017)

AAHomecare Summary of GAO Report on Disposable DME (July 17, 2017)

HME Supplier Tracking - July 2017

AAHomecare Summary on OIG Report on CPAP/RAD Beneficiary Access (June 10, 2017)

Assignment Rate Data - 2015-2016 (May 22, 2017)

Effects of Competitive Bidding on Medicare Supplier Infrastructure (April 26, 2017)

RAC Audits HCPCS Codes (March 17, 2017)

CRT Accessories Legislation Issue Brief (March 2017)

States Should Not Accept Flawed Medicare Rates (February 2017)

AAHomecare Summary of Changes to the Medicare Claims and Entitlement, Medicare Advantage Organization Determination, and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Determination Appeals Procedures (January 17, 2017)

CB Round 1 2017 Contract Winner List (January 11, 2017)

2016

AAHomecare Comments on Oxygen Fee Schedule (December 20, 2016)

AAHomecare Summary of GAO Report on Round 2 of the Competitive Bidding Programs (October 18, 2016)

Analysis of  2017 Round 1 Single Payment Amounts under the Competitive Bidding Program (Sept. 2016)

AAHomecare Summary of HHS OIG Report on DME Infusion Drugs - September 10, 2016

AAHOMECARE DMEPOS CERT Improper Payment Rate Analysis (July 12, 2016)

CERT Error Rate Tracking (2003-2015)

AAHomecare Summary on HHS Proposals to Address ALJ Backlog (July 5, 2016)

AAHomecare Summary of CY 2017 Changes to the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Programs (June 24, 2016)

AAHomecare Summary of GAO Report on Opportunities to Improve the Appeals Process (June 10, 2016)

AAHomecare Summary of the GAO Report on Complex Rehab Accessories (June 3, 2016)

AAHomecare Summary of the HHS OIG Report on Round 2 Licensure Issues (May 26, 2016)

AAHomecare Summary on GAO Report on Medicare Claim Review Program Improvements (May 16, 2016)

AAHomecare OHMA Data Analysis (May 2016)

Summary of Medicare Telehealth Coverage and Payment Rules (April 12, 2016)

AAHomecare Summary on Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process for Medicare, Medicaid & CHIP (February 26, 2016)

Key Points from Medicare Reporting and Returning of Overpayments Summary (February 17, 2016)

Side-by-Side Comparison of Proposed vs. Final Rule on Overpayments (February 12, 2016)

AAHomecare Summary on Medicare Reporting and Returning of Overpayments (February 11, 2016)

AAHomecare Summary on Medicaid Program; Face-to-Face Requirements for Home Health Services; Policy Changes and Clarifications Related to Home Health (January 28, 2016)

AAHomecare Summary of Prior Authorization Rule for DMEPOS (January 4, 2016)

2015

AAHomecare Summarry of NMQF Report on Impacts of Competitive Bidding on Diabetic Patients (Dec. 1, 2015)

CMS Guidance for Competitive Bidding Pricing Roll Out on DME in Less than 10 CBAs (November 11, 2015)

AAHomecare Analysis of Medicare Claims Backlog (August 26, 2015)

Issue Brief: Competitive Bidding in Rural Areas (updated Aug. 12, 2015)

Pricing Analysis for Top HCPCS Codes Under Competitive Bidding Expansion (updated July 2015)

Crosswalk of Top ICD 9 Codes to ICD 10 (June 30, 2015)

AAHomecare Memo on GAO Study: CMS Should Consider Whether Alternative Approaches Could Enhance Contractor Performance (June 4, 2015)

Summary of Proposed Rule on Hospice Payments (May 13, 2015)

AAHomecare ICD10 Questions and Answers (May 2, 2015)

AAHomecare Washington Update (Medtrade Spring, March 31, 2015)

2014

Cosponsors of Current HME Legislation Not Returning to House of Representatives in 2015 (November 6, 2014)

Condensed Final Rule 1614 with DME Only (November 4, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of GAO Report on Improving Effectiveness & Efficiency of Post-payment Claim Reviews (August 20, 2014)

Renacci Bidding Survey Results (June 2014)

Medicare Spending Infographic

DME Order Process Comparison Infographic

AAHomecare Summary of OIG Report on Home Health Face-to-Face Requirement Compliance (April 16, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of OIG Report on Round 1 Rebid (April 15, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of GAO Report on Round 1 Rebid (April 14, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of PMD Prior Authorization Demo Proposed Rule (April 3, 2014)

AAHomecare List of Issues for the Face-to-Face Exam Requirement (March 19, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of CMS Proposed Rule on Bidding Program (February 27, 2014)

CMS Bidding Program Ombudsman Report to Congress 2011 (February 25, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of HHS OIG 2014 Work Plan (February 3, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of Emergency Preparedness Proposed Rule (February 3, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of OIG Report on MAC Error Rate Reduction Plans (January 29, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of OIG Report on MAC Performance (January 29, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of Proposed Medicare Advantage & Part D Program Changes (January 10, 2014)

AAHomecare Summary of OIG Report on LCD Inconsistencies (January 10, 2014)

2013

National Supplier Clearinghouse Newsletter (September 2013)

AAHomecare Summary of GAO Report on Audit Contractors (August 27, 2013)

AAHomecare Summary of FDA Communications Plan Report (August 15, 2013)

CMS Informational Bulletin on Dual Eligibles (August 2, 2013)

Affordable Care Act Implementation Guide (August 2013)

AAHomecare FAQ for the Face-to-Face Exam Final Rule (July 12, 2013)

CMS Informational Bulletin on Payment of Medicare Cost Sharing (June 7, 2013)

CMS Memo on Sequestration Effects on Provider Payments (May 1, 2013)

Senate Finance Committee Program Integrity Recommendations Report (April 23, 2013)

HHS Office of Inspector General Report on Surety Bonds (March 28, 2013)

CMS DME Referral Agent Factsheet (March 2013)

CMS DME Repair & Replacement Factsheet (March 2013)

Recovery Auditing in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs for Fiscal Year 2011 (February 5, 2013)

Senate Finance Committee Report on Waste, Fraud, and Abuse (January 31, 2013)

2012

AAHomecare Analysis of the Medical Device Tax Final Rule (December 19, 2012)

The NSC, Medicare Supplier Standards, and Supplier Number Revocations (December 14, 2012)

Assisted Living Facilities: Renting Space (November 21, 2012)

Competitive Bidding for Durable Medical Equipment: An Estimate of the Economic Impact on Iowa (July 18, 2012)

AAHomecare Summary of the DME Face-to-Face Encounter Proposed Rule (July 9, 2012)