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HQAA Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary at Heartland

Accreditation organization will celebrate the milestone at the upcoming 2015 edition of the VGM conference.

Convaid, Partners Gear up for Pediatric Mobility Event

Wheelchair maker teams up with Pediatric Therapy Network and United Cerebral Palsy to host first annual South Bay Kidsfest.

NPWT Market to Top $1 Billion by 2021

Global NPWT market will go from $700 million in 2014 to $1.07 billion by 2021 as physicians learn more about treatment and see increased benefits.

3B Medical Launches Luna PAP Platform

Sleep therapy equipment focuses on refining patient data collection and communication.

Senate Finance Committee Passes Audit Reform

Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act aims to add transparency, oversight to audits and appeals process.

CBIC Reminds Bidders to Get State Licensure

Providers submitting bids for Round Two recompete must meet all state licensing requirements.

Philips Unveils Home Sleep Testing Device

Alice NightOne aims to help patients set up their device with greater accuracy.

DME Data Solutions Debuts Patient Trend Reporting System

Patient Trend Reporting System collects key patient data to help drive sales, profitability.

A/R Allegiance Enhances Service With CLAIMCollect and TouchCLAIM

Two new services aim to help providers more easily follow up with private insurance payors and maximize medical billing revenue.

VGM Partners With PlayMaker CRM

Company’s customer relationship management is designed specifically for the post-acute care market.

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How to Employ Innovative Strategies to 'Upgrade' Your Sleep Business

The sleep patient population is sizable, but the reimbursement has become a problem. That’s a challenge, but it's one that smart providers can overcome. What are some of the ways that crafty sleep providers can innovate and reinvigorate their sleep businesses?

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RAC Audits: Changes Are Coming

The remarkable increase in RAC audits has put a huge financial burden on providers to simply respond, and major changes are in the works, including improvements. What do providers need to know about what's happening with the program, and how should the prepare?

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How to Capitalize on the Growing Compression Market

In a marketplace where providers are looking for retail opportunities, compression reaches a variety of patient groups with a much-needed cash sales product. Better yet, the U.S. compression market will grow from $1 billion in 2012 to $1.6 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 6 percent. How do providers tap into this opportunity?

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The State of Mobility Satisfaction

New data from The Compliance Team helps standard mobility providers benchmark their patient satisfaction against national trends, and how patients are replying might surprise some.

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How to Approach Accreditation When Expanding Your Business

There are many cases in which a provider will expand into a new product category, and with that category it must satisfy a variety of requirements, including accreditation.

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How to Provide the Right Ramp to Suit Patient Needs

Picking the right ramp solution for a patient comes down to various factors, such as the patient’s condition, lifestyle, circumstances and funding. When opting for the right ramp solution, what factors should providers keep in mind?

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How to Assess a Home for a Home Access Ramp Installation

installing ramps involves a number of considerations, including the space available to accommodate the ramp, the patient’s mobility condition, the local weather, and even aesthetics. What should providers review when assessing a client’s home for a ramp installation?

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How to Document Patient Satisfaction as Part of Accreditation

While there might be an accreditation requirement to do so, documenting patient satisfaction, simply makes good business sense, because it give provides with the kind of information they can use to improve outcomes and win over referral partners.

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How to Use a Buying Group or MSO Membership to Keep Pace with Market Changes

MSOs play a much broader role in the HME industry than group purchasing. With an MSO, a provider can leverage educational services, webinars, conferences, networking opportunities and a multiplicity of other benefits.

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How to Use Software to Fine-tune Combined Pharmacy and HME Operations

Many providers in the DME industry are also pharmacies, but running a joint DME/pharmacy invovles a certain level of complexity. Fortunately, there are certain software offerings in the industry that offer features that support pharmacy/DME businesses, and some are specifically designed with those providers in mind.


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