Funding


Problem Solvers

Oxygen Audits in the New Year

What can respiratory providers expect from a new audit program during 2018, as well as respiratory audits carrying over from last year?

HME Big Ten

Falling into Place

Our annual BIG 10 list yields both new and maturing trends that will shape HME’s strategic landscape for 2018. Trends include protecting rural access, remote monitoring, accreditation renewal, billing non-assigned, and distributed provider operations.

CMS Release First CURES-Related Medicaid Update

A State Operational Technical Advisory call discussed tool for comparing Medicare and Medicaid rates and explained reporting process.

Rehab Medical Revamps Its Website

Site redesign aims to help patients through insurance process as it relates to complex rehab.

Oxygen Audit Outlook: TPE Audits

Audit expert Wayne van Halem explains why respiratory providers need to pay close attention to Medicare's new TPE audits.

DMEPOS Accounts for Half of ALJ Appeals

The number of audit appeal being escalated to ALJs has skyrocketed over the past fiscal year, with DMEPOS claims taking up the lion’s share.

71% of MAC Prepayment Audits Paid After Review

Second Quarter Audit Key survey releases several significant findings related to Medicare claims audits.

Medtrade Session Offers Some Good News About Audits

Oct. 24 presentation from van Halem Group duo will examine the ways in which CMS is changing the way CMS is performing some audits -- some for the better.

CMS Drops a Sneak Peak of New Medicare Cards

New cards comply with laws aiming to protect private information of Medicare beneficiaries through new ID numbers.

CMS Expands Hurricane Harvey Waivers to Irma

Providers in affected areas will be able to better help patients get replacements for lost or damaged DME.



CMS Gives Providers, Patients Hit by Hurricane Harvey a Much-Needed Break

CMS releases guidance that it will replace lost, damaged and destroyed DME in areas affected by the disaster.

distributed provider

Business Solutions

The Distributed Provider

Turnkey services providing functionalities such as enhanced inventory management, predictive ordering, warehousing and product delivery services are now supporting HME provider businesses. We take a look at how some of these services are helping HMEs drive down costs, increase convenience and expand revenues.

Provider Strategy

Analyzing HME's Future

What's in store for the HME market from 2017 and beyond.

Audit Key Survey Deadline Extended to Sept. 11 

Brightree Report is now available for the second quarter 2017 Audit Key data submissions.

VGM, HIPAAwise Partner for Online Compliance Program

VGM’s van Halem Group will work with maker of HIPAA software to offer HME providers a custom HIPAA-compliance program.

Second Quarter Audit Key Deadline Extended to Aug. 25

AAHomecare reminds providers that the survey doesn’t require individual claims data, but rather cumulative totals on specific audit metrics.

AAHomecare Calls for Access, Audit Input

Association urges providers to submit data for 2nd quarter Audit Key survey, and to help lay groundwork for broad participation in patient access survey.

Stratice-athenahealth Partnership Links Referrals with Post-Acute Suppliers

Agreement part of a larger effort to redefine how prescribers of DME and the providers of DME connect.

Medicare Accounts for 16% of HME Spending

Report shows that Medicare’s, Medicaid’s importance as funding sources is shrinking, while private payer and retail dominate revenues.

CareCredit, OxyGo Strike Financing Partnership

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

podcast on ways to expand resupply

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