Funding


CMS Delays Face-to-Face Yet Again

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

Driving Efficiency, Value Through E-Prescribing

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

Problem Solver

Staying on Top of Shifting Insurance Needs

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

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.



CMS Delays Face-to-Face Regulation Until Oct. 1

Rule requiring face-to-face examination by physician for various DME will go into effect next week, but not be enforced until October.

VGM Group, Benefits-365 Ink Deal

Insurance group offers CMS-compliant Medicare Advantage solution for providers, patients.

The van Halem Group Adds Senior Consultant

Kelly Grahovac joins audit, compliance consulting firm after a decade with Medicare contractor.

Humana Plans to Use Competitive Bidding Rates

Private payor carrier will use reimbursement rates set by competitive bidding for non-network providers.

Audits

The 2013 HME Handbook: Audits

Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Senate Finance Hints at Program Integrity Changes for CMS

After soliciting stakeholders’ input a new report from committee summarizes their concerns.

The van Halem Group Hires Additional Medicare Clinician

Jane Naig, RN, CFE, AHFI, joins audit consulting firm as senior clinical consultant.

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