The user manual will provide you with a step-by-step guide on the proper use and functionality of the HME Audit Key application.
The New Start HCPCS List provides a listing of HCPCS coded supplies and equipment by Audit Key product category which define a new start. Not all HCPCS define a new start. Count the number of patients receiving one of the HCPCS coded items on the list for the first time or for the first time in the past 12 months for each product category. Count each patient once per therapy within a product category. For example: a patient who receives a hospital bed and a manual wheelchair since October 1, 2015 has two (2) new starts for the Hospital Beds, Support Surfaces, Manual Wheelchairs product category.
This document provides step-by-step instructions on the use of the Brightree report to answer many of the operational questions on the survey.