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After barrage of criticism and concern, CMS delays power mobility prepayment review project
Dec 30, 2011 – Besieged for weeks by the HME industry, politicians and advocates for the disabled, the Centers for Medicare...
CMS to modify oxygen audit process, according to AAHomecare
Dec 29, 2011 – The American Association for Homecare reported late last week that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
President signs bill delaying Medicare cuts to doctors for two months
Dec 29, 2011 – President Obama has signed a two-month extension to the payroll tax cut, and also delayed by two months a...
Kevin Fly Hill named recipient of AMEPA Outstanding Advocate Award
Dec 29, 2011 – Kevin Fly Hill, a respiratory therapist and operator of CPS Medical in Texas, has been named recipient of...
Pride hosts 28 students during Disability Mentoring Day
Dec 29, 2011 – Pride Mobility Products Corp. and Quantum Rehab of Exeter, Pa., recently offered 28 students with disabilities...
NAIMES organizing YouTube Blitz on competitive bidding problems
Dec 29, 2011 – The National Association of Independent Medical Equipment Suppliers (NAIMES) is organizing a YouTube Blitz...
Survey finds problems with competitive bidding for diabetes supplies
Dec 29, 2011 – A competitive bidding program for diabetes testing supplies is failing to provide Medicare beneficiaries access...
Risky HME providers slipping through NSC application process, OIG reports
Dec 29, 2011 – Too many risky providers of DMEPOS are slipping inside Medicare’s purchasing system and operating for...
Health Care Industry CEOs Top 2010 Compensation Survey
Dec 28, 2011 – Three of the 10 highest paid CEOs in 2010 were from the health care provider and services industry, according...
AMEPA Reports Registration Problems for Competitive Bidding Round 2
Dec 28, 2011 – Accredited Medical Equipment Providers of America (AMEPA) reported last week that some HME providers were...
Committee Leaders Ask for Information on ZPICS and MACs
Dec 28, 2011 – Republican leaders from the House Energy and Commerce Committee have written a letter to the Centers for Medicare...
Congressional Letter Asks CMS to Halt Prepayment Review for Power Mobility
Dec 28, 2011 – More than 20 members of Congress have signed a letter asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
Congress Takes a Holiday as MPP and Providers Hang With Uncertainty
Dec 28, 2011 – With Congress on holiday from gridlock in Washington, HME leaders are still urging providers to contact their...
After Congressional Prodding, CMS Announces Independence at Home Program
Dec 28, 2011 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Dec. 20 announced the creation of the Independence at...
Sanomedics Announces Move Into DME and Sleep Market
Dec 20, 2011 – Sanomedics International Holdings Inc. announced last week it was signing a letter of intent to acquire an...
Highmark Inc. Selling Medicare Claims Processing Subsidiary
Dec 20, 2011 – Highmark Inc. of Pittsburgh is selling its multi-state Medicare claims processing subsidiary, Highmark Services...
CMS Releases Revised Fact Sheet on Repairs and Replacement Policies
Dec 20, 2011 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced last week a revised repairs and replacement policy...
Congressmen Push CMS to Raise Priority for Independence at Home Program
Dec 20, 2011 – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., have sent a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, acting director...
AAHomecare Fights Proposal to Restrict HME in Medicare Advantage
Dec 20, 2011 – The American Association for Homecare is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to...
Humana Acquires In-Home Care Provider SeniorBridge
Dec 20, 2011 – Humana Inc. announced last week that it has signed an agreement to acquire SeniorBridge, a New York-based...
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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
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