Funding


CMS Lowers Interest Rates

Agency trims 0.5% off Medicare overpayments and sets underpayments to 10.125%.

Network Health Taps Home Care Medical

Wis. HME, respiratory provider will be in-network provider for insurance carrier’s members.

NHIC Describes CERT Errors on Wheelchair Claims

Sample claims are said to be representative of the most commonly seen mistakes.

Provider Strategy

Broadening Your Product Range

With audits and decreasing reimbursement levels diverting your attention, it can seem more and more difficult to keep the focus on providing the best in patient care, but there are things you can do and products you can add to your “fleet” that will improve your business while enhancing patient care.

HME Competitive Bidding Thrill Ride

Business Solutions

The HME Thrill Ride

HME providers have been on a roller coaster over the past few years. What's in store for them from a regulatory and business standpoint in 2014, and how should they shape their business strategies to survive and succeed?

Providers Must Comply by New HIPAA Rules

HITECH Act requirements to strengthen patient privacy reach their compliance date.

Medicare Spending Growth Slowed to 4.6% in 2012

$579.9 billion spent last year; previous year saw 6.2% growth; 2015-to-2022 period to see 7.4%.

CMS Delays Face-to-Face Yet Again

Oct. 1 deadline pushed back into 2014; much coordination with referrals yet remains.



Problem Solver

Staying on Top of Shifting Insurance Needs

What are the key elements of coverage that providers need to maintain?

Driving Efficiency, Value Through E-Prescribing

Electronic prescribing reduces HME/DME billing cycle times and increases profitability.

Universal Software, A/R Allegiance Enter Strategic Relationship

HME software firm will integrate billing company's CollectPlus program.

CMS Proposes Capped Rental Rule for DME

Far-reaching rule would move various DME over $150 allowable to capped rental

outsourcing HME business

Business Solutions

The Art of Cloning Yourself

As HMEs realize they can't do it all, outsourcing various business functions is becoming an increasingly important element in HME business management. How are they reshaping heir businesses to take better advantage of the services available to them?

senior patients

Business Solutions

Branching Out

HME providers know the senior marketplace cold. But, as providers continue to explore ways they can expand and diversify their revenue sources, could they better leverage that knowledge to expand into opportunities in the senior care marketplace?

Brightree, Strategic AR Enter Strategic Relationship

Companies will integrate solutions to streamline patient collections for providers.

Webcasts

The Competitive Bidding Survival Manual
How non-contract suppliers can enter and succeed in the competitive bid arena.

No Weak Links: How Providers Can  Forge an Unbreakable Supply Chain
FREE event sponsored by McKesson

Becoming an Audit Ninja: Key Techniques for Fending Off Audit Threats
Available on-demand for a limited time

Binding Bids Bill

To what degree are you lobbying on behalf of H.R. 4920, the Binding Bids Bill?





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