Funding


CareCredit, OxyGo Strike Financing Partnership

Entry into HME market by established healthcare credit card company should expand oxygen patients’ equipment, therapy options.

AAHomecare Providers Educate DME MAC, PDAC Staff

ATPs, manufacturer reps aimed to help staffers better understand mobility devices in order to minimize confusion and smooth claims and coding for devices.

Many HME Categories Still See High Overturn Rates

Latest Audit Key survey shows continued appeal determinations in favor of providers for several mainstay offerings.

TRICARE to Comply with CURES Act

Letters from military insurance program indicate it will work with providers to adjust past claims to align with CURES reimbursement rates.

AAHomecare Prioritizes Payer Relations

Association elevates Laura Williard as vice president of payer relations, enhances relations with various payers beyond Medicare

The TRICARE Question

TRICARE and other payers that tie their rates to Medicare have yet to adjust reimbursement per the CURES Act. What’s being done to change that?

California Respiratory Provider Catches a Break on Audits

Home Oxygen Company’s president shares how her oxygen and sleep business earned a reprieve on CPAP and O2 audits.

VGM Adds Payer, Member Relations VP

Previously with HOMELINK, Craig Douglas will help VGM members navigate payer, managed care.



Provider Strategy

5 Tips for Boosting Patient Billing

Improve billing efficiencies, staff effectiveness, patient relationships.

Editor's Note

The Next Cut

What happens when the next reimbursement cut comes? And the next? Providers must think longer term when it comes to their relationship with Medicare.

CareCentrix, Performant to Cut DME ‘Waste, Fraud, Abuse’

Home healthcare management company identifies DME as “high risk areas.”

SBA, CMS Reps Slated for Heartland Panel

Discussion will touch on the future of competitive bidding, and resources available to small businesses.

RAC Reviews Underpayments Made on Group 3 Wheelchair Options

Effort by van Halem Group will see RAC recover incorrect reductions owed to suppliers

Blackburn Re-Introduces Prior Authorization Legislation

Bill aims to cut audit burden by requiring prior authorization for higher priced DME items.

Georgia’s DME Licensure Bill Becomes Law

Years-long advocacy, legislative effort culminates with Gov. Nathan Deal signing SB41 into law.

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