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The Return of Medicare Claims Audits

Several months ago CMS threatened it would resume its claims audits. Now that is happening and audit expert Wayne van Halem provides the details on what’s happening and what providers need to know.

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Wound Care

The Wound Care On-Ramp

Wound care expert Heather Trumm, BSN, RN, CWON, discusses how HME providers can find a path into a service category that covers nearly all the patient groups they serve.

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Service Profile

A Shot in the Arm for Vaccination Services

As COVID-19 vaccines get rolling, an accreditation organization has launched a new immunization certification program for pharmacies, but the pandemic isn’t the only reason.

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Women's Health and Community Pharmacies

Representing 50 percent of the population, women have unique needs that require unique products and services that DME pharmacies can provide. That said, pharmacies must also strive to provide knowledgeable, top-shelf care. What goes into accomplishing that?

Podcast

COVID-19 and HME: What Next?

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase, the HME industry is starting to anticipate what post-acute healthcare will look like going forward. Spiro Health’s Gary Sheehan offers his perspectives and insights.

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Developing a Better Understanding of Cannabinoids

CBD has become a blanket descriptor for a range of chemical compounds that HME providers and DME pharmacies should more closely comprehend in order to help their clients.

Podcast

The New Normal for HME Sales

Going forward, providers' sales teams must implement a more robust sales process that integrates market data and CRM.

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Prior Authorization Success

Why outsourcing your HME prior authorization service is important in 2021?

Legal Analysis

Modifications to Stark and the Anti-Kickback Statute

In transitioning from fee-for-service payment to value-based care, the new model has run up against the federal physician self-referral law and the federal anti-kickback statute, which have both seen modifications as a result. There is a lot that providers need to understand, so here's a deep dive into the topic.

Operations: Where's My Stuff?

Managing HME inventory in the field is hard enough, and the COVID-19 pandemic made it even trickier. How should providers tackle this?



Managing the Digital Patient Experience

You might have heard about the digital patient experience before COVID-19, but the pandemic pushed it to the fore. What is the digital patient experience, and how do HME providers optimize and manage it?

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Breathe Easy?

COVID-19 has strained America’s oxygen infrastructure like nothing before. What factors are impacting supply and demand, and how are stakeholders responding? What other factors are impacting the oxygen market at the same time?

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The Essential Stand-Out Sales Approach for 2021

Providers of all sizes either survived or thrived in 2020. Regardless of how our businesses fared in 2020, we must approach sales planning in 2021 differently.

PRF Payments Applicable to Lost Revenue Based on Formal Budgets

The latest HRSA guidance marks the fourth revision to lost revenue calculations for PRF reporting. How has it evolved and what do providers need to know?

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Business Solutions

14th Annual Big 10

It’s time again for our annual Big 10 list of trends affecting HME now and in the months to come, but this year is different due to the far-reaching COVID-19 public health emergency. See what will impact the industry as we roll into 2021.

Editor's Note

The Industry That Could

HME providers have demonstrated their crucial role in American healthcare during COVID-19.

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Business Solutions

Game Changes: Accreditation in 2021

This year marks a renewal cycle for DMEPOS accreditation, but COVID-19 and some other industry trends have changed the game. What do providers need to know to ensure a smooth and timely renewal?

Accreditation: The Pharmacy Exemption

DME pharmacies, the community pharmacies that also provide home and durable medical equipment, have unique circumstances when it comes to DMEPOS accreditation.

Podcast

HME Sales Leadership in 2021

As we tally the pandemic lessons learned in 2020, sales coaching expert Ty Bello discusses how sales strategy will change for HME in 2021.

Recent Law Hampers Provider Relief Portal Launch

While providers can register on the PRF portal, reporting requirements remain unavailable. Also providers should have key information on-hand, otherwise the registration process could time out on them.

HMEB Podcast: The New Normal for HME Sales