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Too few home care companies embrace the full range of benefits that a compliance program offers. Prior columns have discussed 17 ways a home care company can utilize its compliance program to enhance... Read more >
Until this year, the data reporting requirements for CPAP reimbursement were fairly uniform. Generally, CMS defined the criteria, and private insurers followed CMS’s lead. Traditionally,... Read more >
Representing your brand effectively on social media is one of the most important tasks to consider when jumping into this type of marketing. By doing so, you bring brand awareness and cohesiveness to... Read more >
Big branding always seems to be equated with big business. Only corporations and conglomerates can play, right? Don’t let this misconception stifle your firm from unrolling a winning brand. An... Read more >
Even in the competitive bidding era, there are paths to success. In the northeast, Gary Sheehan, MBA, owner of Cape Medical Supply, Sandwich, Massachusetts—with locations in Canton, Massachusetts,... Read more >
ATLANTA (August 20, 2014)—  Scheduled for Oct 20-23, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Medtrade has scheduled several audit-related educational sessions from which to... Read more >
A senior population that is the fastest-growing sector in the U.S., along with combined Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for home-based care in excess of $31 billion, has created a booming home... Read more >
Traditional HME businesses are usually hidden within commercial areas or industrial parks where they benefit from paying low warehouse rental rates. When these same HMEs transition from a warehouse... Read more >
In an era when initiatives such as pay-for-performance and revenue cycle optimization take center stage, training may seem more like an item on a check list than an outstanding opportunity. When... Read more >
This article is the second of a six-part series on the fundamentals of retailing. Each segment will focus on retail solutions and provide the insight and resources necessary to be successful in this... Read more >
Though much focus has been placed on safety in the home and eliminating falls, there has still been an increase of accidental deaths caused by falls. According to a Columbia University study, the... Read more >
The DME marketplace has been a roller coaster for several years—which means there is plenty of peril and plenty of opportunity. Even when you find a good prospect, buyers will be exceptionally wary... Read more >
The American Association for Homecare acts as the industry liaison to multiple regulatory agencies, including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We help navigate regulatory... Read more >
SPRING HOUSE, Penn.—Sandra C. Canally, RN, founder and president of The Compliance Team (TCT), announced in a company-wide email that enrollment in TCT’s industry leading web-based patient... Read more >
The Medicare anti-kickback statute states that a health care provider (such as a DME supplier) cannot provide anything of value to a person or entity in exchange for referring, or arranging for the... Read more >