Funding


Leitten Study: HME Saves Medicare Significant Sums

Annual savings to Medicare program range from $23 to $41 for every dollar invested in HME; translates to millions annually.

Health Spending to Grow 5.6% Over 2016-2025

Health expenditures will grow faster than GDP and represent an increasingly larger share of GDP.

CMS Instructs DME MACs on CURES Reimbursement

CMS outlines how DME MAC contractors are to begin implementing retroactive reimbursement per the law; process should begin in May.

AAHomecare: TRICARE Must Fall in Line with CURES Act

Association calls on military insurance program to reprocess 2H 2016 HME claims per CURES-mandated reimbursement adjustments.

CMS Consolidates All Bid Areas Into Single Round

Agency moves to merge Rounds One and Two, as well the mail order competition, into a single competitive bid it calls Round 2019.

TRICARE Awards Eastern Contract to Humana

Humana issues ‘welcome’ statement to providers; military insurance program moving to two regions this year.

States, AAHomecare Study Response to Bid Pricing for Medicaid

Component of recently approved CURES Act limits Federal portion of Medicaid spending to competitive bidding prices for affected DME items, starting 2018.

Q4 Audit Survey Starts Jan. 16

HME Audit Key program urges providers to submit their audit data for Q4 2016; program helps industry better understand audits and advocate reforms.



AAHomecare Convenes Hi Tech Work Group

Group will examine how new technologies for creating new care and reimbursement models.

bflow Integrates A/R Allegiance

Users of HME billing and management system will now have access to automated payment collections.

U.S. Health Spending Up 5.8%

Per-capita healthcare expenditures grow 5%, according to CMS’s 2015 national health expenditures study. The pace of spending growth was generally down from pervious years.

Observation Deck

Billing Non-Assigned

More providers are electing to be non-participating. What are the details?

Medicare Claims: Minimizing Your Audit Exposure

DME Pharmacy

Medicare Claims: Minimizing Your Audit Exposure

Pharmacies selling Medicare reimbursable DME items will eventually be audited. We examine how to protect your claims and how documentation helps minimize your risk of having a claim recouped.

DME Pharmacy

Fostering Good Documentation Practices

Accreditation helps DME pharmacies put the right documentation policies and procedures in place.

HHS OIG Unveils 2017 Work Plan

The plan includes 10 DMEPOS-related investigations, including reports on nebulizers, power wheelchairs, and PAP therapy devices.

The Science and Art of Retail Planograms

Planograms can help HME retailers to improve their sales. Find out why planograms should be part of your retail strategy.

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