Universal Software, A/R Allegiance Enter Strategic Relationship

HME software firm will integrate billing company's CollectPlus program.

CMS Proposes Capped Rental Rule for DME

Far-reaching rule would move various DME over $150 allowable to capped rental

outsourcing HME business

Business Solutions

The Art of Cloning Yourself

As HMEs realize they can't do it all, outsourcing various business functions is becoming an increasingly important element in HME business management. How are they reshaping heir businesses to take better advantage of the services available to them?

senior patients

Business Solutions

Branching Out

HME providers know the senior marketplace cold. But, as providers continue to explore ways they can expand and diversify their revenue sources, could they better leverage that knowledge to expand into opportunities in the senior care marketplace?

Brightree, Strategic AR Enter Strategic Relationship

Companies will integrate solutions to streamline patient collections for providers.

CMS Delays Face-to-Face Regulation Until Oct. 1

Rule requiring face-to-face examination by physician for various DME will go into effect next week, but not be enforced until October.

VGM Group, Benefits-365 Ink Deal

Insurance group offers CMS-compliant Medicare Advantage solution for providers, patients.

The van Halem Group Adds Senior Consultant

Kelly Grahovac joins audit, compliance consulting firm after a decade with Medicare contractor.

Humana Plans to Use Competitive Bidding Rates

Private payor carrier will use reimbursement rates set by competitive bidding for non-network providers.


The 2013 HME Handbook: Audits

Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Senate Finance Hints at Program Integrity Changes for CMS

After soliciting stakeholders’ input a new report from committee summarizes their concerns.

The van Halem Group Hires Additional Medicare Clinician

Jane Naig, RN, CFE, AHFI, joins audit consulting firm as senior clinical consultant.

Observation Deck

Avoiding Frivolous Surety Bond Claims

The system has its frustrations, but there are multiple steps providers can easily implement to protect their businesses and themselves against frivolous claims.

HHS Could Boost Fraud Reward to Nearly $10 Million

Secretary Sebelius launches proposed rule to boost reward payout for reporting acts of Medicare fraud.

HME Then & Now

HME Then & Now

As HME Business magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary, we asked various industry veterans to share their thoughts on where the industry has been, where it is headed, what providers should be considering, and how they should be shaping their strategies and business plans to face the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Grow Your Advanced Wound Care Business

Advanced wound care offers many opportunities to create new revenue streams and help a population that most DME providers already serve.

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