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CMS reminds providers about May 1 state license deadline
Apr 23, 2012 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a reminder about the license deadline for providers...
SCOOTER Store gains honor for business vehicle management
Apr 23, 2012 – The SCOOTER Store of New Braunfels, Texas, a power mobilityprovider, announced last week that it has...
National Provider Call set for HIPAA Version 5010 and D.0.
Apr 23, 2012 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services has scheduled a National Provider Call for Wednesday from...
Ottobock hires new customer service rep for mobility seating
Apr 23, 2012 – Ottobock announced last week that it has hired Julie Robinson as customer service representative for the mobility...
Jeremy Stolz promoted to vice president-VGM Fulfillment
Apr 23, 2012 – VGM, in Waterloo, Iowa, recently announce that Jeremy Stolz has been promoted to vice president-VGM Fulfillment....
MAMES announces award winners
Apr 23, 2012 – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) recently announced the winners of the 12th...
Aetna Better Health of Ohio to administer Medicaid services
Apr 16, 2012 – Aetna Better Health of Ohio has been selected by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to administer...
VGM sales course approved for IACET accreditation
Apr 16, 2012 – VGM Education and Emerge Sales announced last week that the “Mike Sperduti 7 Step Sales Process”...
Winners named for Medicare Claims Data Developer Challenge
Apr 16, 2012 – Health 2.0 announced last week that teams from Zenithech LLC, Avanade Inc. and Big Yellow Star won the Medicare...
CBIC website getting reorganized; changes set for this week
Apr 16, 2012 – The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) website is being reorganized. Officials said the...
RemitDATA partners with Definitive Homecare Solutions
Apr 16, 2012 – RemitDATA Inc.–an HME industry expert in reimbursement, productivity and utilization data and analysis...
Philips names Deborah DiSanzo new CEO for Healthcare
Apr 16, 2012 – Royal Philips Electronics last week announced the appointment of Deborah DiSanzo as chief executive officer...
Call set for Medicare FFS Implementation of HIPAA Version 5010 and D.0
Apr 10, 2012 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Service has scheduled a national provider call on the status of Medicare...
Report shows 42 percent of U.S. deaths occur under hospice care
Apr 10, 2012 – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization recently released its 2011 Facts and Figures: Hospice...
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida changes name to Florida Blue
Apr 10, 2012 – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc. is rebranding itself as Florida Blue. The name, a logo and tagline...
VGM Education gains re-accreditation from IACET
Apr 10, 2012 – VGM Education has been re-accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training...
Lawmakers focus on Medicare fraud by shell companies, nominee owners
Apr 10, 2012 – Republican members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees last week sent a letter to Marilyn...
HME providers gather signatures supporting Market Pricing Program
Apr 10, 2012 – HME providers have encouraged more than 1,000 beneficiaries and community members to sign letters to Congress...
VGM financial executive, designers and marketing group honored
Apr 02, 2012 – Mike Mallaro, chief financial officer and chief information officer for VGM Group Inc. of Waterloo, Iowa,...
Essentially Women hold annual conference in Orlando
Apr 02, 2012 – Essentially Women GPO, a premier purchasing group for women’s health care products, conducted its 12th...
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Mary Ellen Conway
Annual Education Requirements
Prepare early for the training CMS requires of all HME/DME technical staff
Colette A. Weil
Capturing Media Attention
Smart strategies for getting free exposure for your HME/DME company
Working Down Denials
Knowledge Is Power
If you know what you’re dealing with, you can avoid or reverse K0858 denials
We must maintain pressure to advance a competitive bidding alternative for the HME/DME industry
Rounding the Corner
Ready to rely less on reimbursements?
Medicare reimbursement fees are arbitrary and artificial, bearing no resemblance to actual HME/DME...
Is there ever a good reason to sue an auditor?
Time for Teamwork
Support the HME/DME industry by joining state and national associations
Valuating Your HME/DME
Your company is worth what someone is willing to pay for it
Using an accurate oximeter to monitor saturation goals
The Bottom Line
More than ever before, HME providers must eliminate wasted time and effort
A Dangerous Waiting Game
Invest in business automation now to adapt to radical HME industry changes
Reasonable and Necessary
What to do when there is no local coverage determination
Times Are Changing
Make your move into home accessibility and modification now
Jeffrey S. Baird
Too Many Hats
Why the CEO should not serve as the compliance officer
Adding a Dose of Retail
Retail sales is more than business opportunity, it’s also a mindset
Cara C. Bachenheimer
Washington Wit & Wisdom
It’s Now or Never!
Congress can act, but there must be an outcry over competitive bidding from the HME industry
Someone Must Act…You!
The time to allow others to do the heavy lifting has passed
Kelly J. Riley
All Things Respiratory
Stake Your Claim
Tips for getting Positive Airway Therapy claims paid
HME compliance programs communicate to your employees that they are valuable
Jeffrey S. Baird
Blessing in Disguise
Opportunities for the competitive bid contract “loser”
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HME Provider Poll - Inventory Tracking
Wed, 2013-04-24 15:46 — Jane Longshore
Have you invested in an inventory tracking system using bar codes and scanners?
Yes, we have a system currently in place
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