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American Association for Homecare Applauds Efforts to Eliminate Fraud in Medicare
Date:4/4/2012

specific quality standards for negative pressure wound therapy items provided under Medicare.

In recent years, the American Association for Homecare has endorsed anti-fraud legislation such as the Prevent Health Care Fraud Act of 2009 (S. 2128), and its companion bill in the House, H.R. 4222, which contained a number of key recommendations from AAHomecare's anti-fraud proposals including implementation of real-time data monitoring technologies to detect fraudulent claims, increasing site inspections to ensure that Medicare allows only legitimate providers to file claims, and a dedicated office at the federal government level to combat Medicare fraud. 

In 2011, the Association endorsed H.R. 3399, the Medicare and Medicaid Fighting Fraud and Abuse to Save Taxpayers' Dollars Act (FAST Act), which would establish a workable prior-authorization program for power wheelchairs.

The American Association for Homecare represents providers of home medical or durable medical equipment and services who serve the needs of millions of Americans who require prescribed oxygen therapy, wheelchairs, enteral feeding, and other medical equipment, services, and supplies at home. Visit www.aahomecare.org/stopfraud.


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