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Keith Lilek

Industry Newsmaker

The Fine Art of Collecting Co-Pays

A/R Allegiance’s Keith Lilek has spent nearly his entire professional life engaged in collections for the healthcare market. He's learned from the best and has applied key practices to the HME industry. Lilek shares some of his insights in the run-up to a special Feb. 12 webinar on collecting patient co-pays.

AAHomecare Makes Ready for ALJ-Delay Meeting

Feb. 12 discussion will address OMHA’s two-year delay on assigning judges to audit appeals.

Medicare Touts ACO Initiative

Savings driven by Medicare and Pioneer ACOs top $380M in first 12 months.

Medicare to Pay for Repairs to Scooter Store PMDs

CMS says it plans to pay for repairs performed on or after Oct. 24 2013.

Many Providers Frozen by CMS’s ALJ Appeal Delay

Fallout from decision to not assign a judge to new audit appeals for two years felt across healthcare.

Video: ‪CMS Posts ICD-10 Video

MLN Connects Youtube offering covers coding basics‬.

CMS Release Jan. 22 Open Door Agenda

DME discussion will include fiscal year 2015 reporting cycle data collection requirements.

Brightree Acquires Strategic AR

Software player will Integrate accounts receivable company’s automated patient collections services.



PECOS Edits Go Into Effect

Providers will not be reimbursed for claims sourced from referrals no longer in system.

New Audits for New Year

Regions A, B, C recovery audit contractors post new reviews.

Observation Deck

CMS's Unfair Capped Rental Decision

Why were bone growth stimulators the one item CMS decided not to move from the “inexpensive and routinely purchased” category and into the “capped rental” category?

HME 2014 Preview

2014 Preview

Big Ten

The seventh installment of our annual forecast of key trends, obstacles and opportunities facing the HME provider industry shows that the coming year is one fi lled with challenges, but also chances for providers to reinvigorate their revenues. We examine what’s in store for the next 12 months and how providers should prepare.

Face-to-Face

Business Solutions

The Face-to-Face Countdown

The rollout of CMS's face-to-face requirement has been a non-stop series of delayed dates and constant confusion over what those dates actually mean. Now providers are not only wondering how they can convince legions of referral partners to comply, but what exactly is required and when. We talk to the experts to shed some light on the situation.

CMS Face-to-Face Clarification Sends Providers Scrambling

CMS says enforcement for face-to-face requirement was delayed, but not for 'detailed written order prior to delivery.'

Round One Grandfathering Deadline Approaching

Providers have fewer than two weeks to notify Round One patients whether or not they are grandfathering.

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