4 Things to Know about CMS’s DMEPOS Proposed Rule
Watch for streamlining of claims & new fee schedule determinations
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 9, 2019)—More than 80% of Medicare-reimbursed hospice agencies were cited with a deficiency between 2012 and 2016, according to a new report issued by the U.S. Office of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 4, 2018)—In June 2018, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health & Human Services reported that most Medicare claims for replacement positive airway...
Preparing for ZPIC Audits
Conducting a mock audit shows good intentions to payers and auditors
Homecare Association of Florida wrapped up its 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show. Kyle Simon, director of Government Affairs and Communications, said the number of sessions, speakers and...
  2017 National Health Care Fraud Takedown The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, along with state and federal law enforcement partners, participated in the...
LENEXA, Kan. (March 7, 2017)—Mediware Information Systems, Inc. is hosting a free webinar for attendees on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 1:00 Central, 2:00 EST, to learn the latest DME requirements...
Leaving the Pediatrician? Not at 26. The age at which patients leave the pediatric nest varies, depending on whether their doctors are trained to treat adolescents and young adult patients. (Jane...
LENEXA, Kan. (June 16, 2016)—Mediware Information Systems, Inc., is hosting a free webinar for attendees Wednesday, June 29, at 2 p.m. CST (3 p.m. EST) to discuss how to successfully grow...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16, 2016)—Home respiratory care leaders disputed claims from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that recent and pending reductions in Medicare payments for...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2016)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation’s leading home oxygen therapy provider and manufacturing companies—commended lawmakers...
There is an inherent adversarial relationship between the DME supplier and CMS. On the one hand, the DME supplier markets products and services, receives the physician's order, obtains the necessary...
The Moment of Truth on Audits
AAHomecare has been to the Hill, CMS, GAO, OIG and everywhere in between, speaking passionately about the problems with Medicare audits and how they are crushing an industry already under pressure....
The impact of industry shifts on the evolution of point-of-care documentation
Will nationwide application be a reality later this year?
Building a Referral Network Within Legal Guidelines
Referrals are the lifeblood of HME providers, but federal and state statutes establish careful parameters around these relationships