Congress Cracks Down on Fraud
To that end, AAHomecare has 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 association has also developed a Code of Business Ethics. Members and nonmembers are encouraged to formally adopt the code to demonstrate their commitment to the highest standards of honest and transparent business practices. With the code, companies affirm that they will comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and they pledge to encourage conduct that builds trust between DME providers, patients, referral sources and payers in both the private and public sector.
To find a complete copy of the Code of Business Ethics, related documentation and information about how to sign on, visit www.aahomecare.org/codeofethics.