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Video

More SWO Policy Changes Released

List of items no longer needing WOPD released. CMS likely to publish a new WOPD list in the Federal Register in the next month or two.

Annual Big Ten

Setting the Stage for HME in 2020

As the HME industry rolls into a new year and a new decade, several industry trends make it look like we’re in for a roaring 2020. What developments have made it onto this year’s annual HMEB Big Ten list?

CMS Rolls Out New DME Order Requirements

Providers and suppliers will only need to fill out one type of order for services rendered on or after Jan. 1.

Problem Solver

Billing: The Outsourcing Option

A deep dive into why HME providers might want to consider outsourcing their billing and how they can implement it.

Medicare's 2020 Fee Schedule Sees Gains

Reimbursement for various DMEPOS items and several categories will see a 1.6 percent to 2.4 percent gain.

CBIC Releases Round 2021 Preliminary Bid Evaluations

If a provider receives a PBE letter that identifies any deficiencies, it must respond to the PBE in Connexion by Dec. 17.

Provider Strategy

Subcontracting with Another Supplier

When it comes to MAPs and MMCPs, what's allowed and what's not allowed for subcontracting arrangements?

Problem Solvers

The Changing Face of Documentation

Referral sources' face-to-face documentation concerns have grown as 'acute' as HME providers. Why is this change happening and what does it mean for HME?

Audits: Expert Shines Light on Worrying New Trends

Top-line audit concern includes HHS OIG adding PAP supplies to Its workplan. Wayne van Halem will discuss several new, worrying audit developments and how to prepare for them in Dec. 11 webinar.

Podcast

Are Physician Self-Referral Regulations About to Change?

An HHS proposed rule might make exceptions to the physician self-referral regulation. What's the industry's strategy?



CMS Issues Final Rule Affecting Requirements, Payments for DMEPOS Items

The rule, which will take effect next year, also streamlines the requirements for ordering DMEPOS products.

Podcast

Third Party Administrators’ Impact on Medicaid Managed Care

The involvement of third-party administrators in Medicaid MCOs is starting to look like it will go from bad to worse for HME providers. What do providers need to know and what should they do?

CBIC Announces Key Round 2021 Dates

CBIC updates bidders on when Notice of Preliminary Bid Evaluation, Notice of Covered Document Review Findings and Required Action and Notice to Substantiate Your Bid(s) will be available, and what their deadlines are.

Podcast

HHS OIG Adds PAP Supplies to Its Workplan — Again

Sleep equipment providers risk facing costly six-year lookback audits in this new addition to OIG's workplan. How should they prepare?

GF Health Earns ISO 13485:2016 and MDSAP Certification in U.S. Locations

The medical device manufacturer says the certification will allow for more growth in the market and improved efficiency.

Indiana Halts Oct. 1 HME Cuts

Hard-fought lobbying effort from Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association and other advocates eventually convinces state Medicaid program to stop implementing of proposed cuts until further review and analysis.

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Business Solutions

The Rx for Billing Headaches: Outsourcing

Chasing payments is a pain. Billing services can bring relief. What do you need to know to get started with outsourced billing and similar services?

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Business Solutions

Managing Multiple Payer Relations

Our annual roundtable with the HMEB Editorial Advisory draws one almost unanimous conclusion: providers must diversify and learn how to deal with multiple payers and revenue sources.

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Business Solutions

A Game Plan for Six-Year Lookbacks

CMS's six-year lookback audits represent a daunting challenge for HME providers, but there are steps they can take to deal with them.

AAHomecare Submits Comments on ESRD/DMEPOS Proposed Rule

Association submits comments on a variety of provisions in the rule and urges providers to submit comments by the Sept. 27 deadline.a

Podcast: HME's Emerging COVID-19 Protocols

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