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Medtrade 2016 Launches Call for Papers

Annual fall event invites industry experts to share their expertise at Oct. 31-Nov. 3 event in Atlanta.

Lifeflo Gears up to Offer Cash O2 Product

Company’s three oxygen offerings include an over-the-counter retail option that delivers emergency oxygen without prescription.

Audit Key: MAC Prepayment Audits Averaged 12% for New Patients

First round of data from Fourth Quarter of 2015 yield a variety of results that take first step in documenting impact of audits on HME providers, patients.

Universal Software Solutions, IMCO Partner

Software company, long-term and homecare MSO join forces to offer business management software to homecare providers.

Medtrade Offers Digital Library

Providers can order online access and thumb drives loaded with audio and handouts from Medtrade Spring 2016 presentations.

NCART Hosts CRT Briefing and Product Expo

April 21 event in Washington, D.C. aims to increase Congress members’ understanding of CRT, drive support for CRT legislation.

Number Of Adults With Diabetes Has Quadrupled Since 1980

Global adult diabetes population surged to 422 million by 2014 according to latest the World Health Organization study

Rural Bid Reform Garners More Support

S.2736 adds Sens. Stabenow, Lankford to pool of co-sponsors for reform of national bidding expansion.



Respiratory Groups Push for Ventilator Coverage Changes

Leading clinician groups submit reconsideration of current Medicare NCD for home ventilators, including bi-level devices, to CMS.

Accreditation and Audits

Two accreditation experts discuss the relationship between accreditation and audits.

Problem Solvers

Zeroing in on Mattress Quality

Reimbursement cuts have put pressure on support surface prices, but where does quality come into the equation? How can providers pick carefully?

Observation Deck

A Big Year for Audit Contractors

Providers will interact with a variety of Medicare audit contractors in 2016.

Provider Strategy

Sleep Therapy's Secret Weapon

How sleep providers can use data to improve therapeutic outcomes and operational excellence.

Editor's Note

Fuel for the Boom

How well do you understand Baby Boomers' unique HME needs?

Audits

Business Solutions

Keeping Watch on Audits

Audits continue to play an unsavory role in the day-today lives of HME providers, and that role is one that is constantly shifting as HHS and its contractors emphasize different aspects of their program integrity efforts. We look at coming and developing trends in audits, and ask the experts how providers should plan and prepare.

Point of Sale

Business Solutions

The Power of the Point of Sale

The point of sale — where the customer makes the actual transaction — represents a critical element in retail sales. The point of sale completes the retail sales experience; it reinforces the customer-provider relationship; and it even acts a silent salesperson. What goes into creating an effective point of sale, and how can HME businesses ensure that their point of sale ties into the whole business?

New Graham-Field Site Features Education Offerings

New brand identify effort includes revised corporate website that offers a ‘community’ of articles and educational resources.

Audit Key’s Date for Entering First Quarter Data Fast Approaching

Providers can submit their information into the special audit tracking program starting on April 15.

Round Two Re-Compete Sees 7.1 Percent Overall Cut

AAHomecare analysis: Nearly every product category impacted by the re-compete suffered reimbursement cuts.

Convaid Expands Collaboration with United Cerebral Palsy

Mobility equipment maker has committed to a schedule of pediatric product donations in North America.

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