Within all of health care, home health agencies are among the most likely to be audited by the IRS for non-compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

That’s true, in part, because of the number of hourly employees and data collection issues in the industry. To avoid scrutiny, agencies need to rigorously check their compliance records and understand what is being asked of them by the federal government, according to compliance experts.

Specifically, under the ACA, it’s important for home health agencies to understand the difference between compliance issues and reporting issues, John Leathers, EVP of product and revenue at Trusaic, said during a webinar Thursday.