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Industry Forecast

HME Business 2016 Annual Industry Forecast

2016 Big Ten

Each year HME Business profiles 10 upcoming trends that will help define the industry over the next 12 months. To be certain, competitive bidding will be one of those factors. Others challenges include audits and protecting complex rehab. But 2016 also offers opportunities, as well, such as retail sales and revenue diversification.

Product Solutions

Orthopedics

Orthopedics, a long standing DME category, offer both retail revenue and funded reimbursement. The key is to have a solid product mix.

CareTend

Product Spotlight

Bringing Things Under One Roof

HME software company Mediware's new CareTend platform aims to unify acquisitions' various capabilities.

Observation Deck

Engaging Technology

Are you falling short in how you can leverage IT to revitalize your HME business?

Audit Appeal

Business Solutions

Winning the Audit Appeal Game

Medicare claims audits do not stop at claims being recouped. If anything the process just begins. As providers have realized early on in the process, many audits can and should be appealed. We talked to various experts to outline the appeals process and understand how providers can improve their chances through the various steps.

Problem Solvers

Spreading the Good Word

How to use patient education and smart marketing to improve respiratory business performance and patient outcomes.

Senate Passes CRT Wheelchair Accessories Delay

Bill includes a one-year delay for applying bid prices per nationwide bid expansion to power CRT accessories.



New CRT Protection Legislation Debuts in Senate

Providers urged to support 24-hour push to back new bill that would delay application of bid pricing to CRT accessories.

Medtrade Early Registration Ends Dec. 18

Providers have until midnight Friday to take advantage of expo and conference discounts.

AAHomecare’s Ryan: Down But Not Out

Industry association leader explains next steps in reining in bid expansion.

Audit Key Goes Live in 2016

Providers encouraged to register for program that will help accumulate data that industry will use to reform CMS’s audit program.

Bid Expansion Reform Not Part of Spending Bill

Legislative language that would have protected rural providers from bid expansion was not put into year-end omnibus spending bill; effort to back bid reform and CRT protection bills in House and Senate continues.

Study: Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Will Lose HME Access

Report examines prospects for rural patients in the wake of national bidding expansion.

Video: MiraVista Hosts Free Fee Schedule Webinar

Available at three different times and as an archive, webcast provides strategic information on CMS's 2016 fee schedule reductions.

Population of Remotely Monitored Patients Hit 4.9 million in 2015

Number of remotely monitored patients expected to reach 36.1 million by 2020, with sleep being a key market drive, according to new study.

CMS Releases Corrected Fee Schedule

Schedule outlines the DME reimbursement that will apply after the Jan. 1 bid expansion.

Bill to Reform Bid Expansion Hits House

Providers urged to lobby on behalf of H.R. 4185 and S.2312 now, in hopes legislation can get attached to debt ceiling legislation before Dec. 11 vote.

Providers Urged to Attend Free Legislative Webinar Friday

AAHomecare webinar outlines CMS’s bid expansion and how HME professionals can help reform that plan.

EZ-ACCESS Unveils Power Door Opener

CONCIERGE opener aims to increase residential accessibility by easing the opening and closing of doors.

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