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VGM Insurance Offers Bid Bonds

VGM Insurance Services partners with Lexon Insurance Company to help HME providers meet new surety bond requirements for Round 2021.

AAHomecare Underscores Ventilator Concerns

Association meets with White House Domestic Policy Council on CMS’s addition of non-invasive ventilators to Round 2021.

CBIC: Get Licensed, Get Accredited

Competitive bidding contractor begins Round 2021 education efforts by reminding providers to ensure their locations are accredited and have the right state licensing.

Negotiating Managed Care Contracts; Part 4

In the final installment of a four-part series, HME industry legal expert Jeffrey S. Baird covers working towards state legislative remedies and the steps that providers can take to persuade a Plan.

HMEB Podcast Episode 004 Now Online

Latest installment in HMEB’s quickly growing podcast survey examines breast cancer legislation and six-year lookback audits.

Negotiating Managed Care Contracts; Part 3

In the third of a four-part series, HME industry legal expert Jeffrey S. Baird discusses the remaining key contract provisions and how HME providers can properly gain access to another provider's third-party payer contract.

Negotiating Managed Care Contracts; Part 2

In the second of a four-part series, HME industry legal expert Jeffrey S. Baird continues his examination of the key contract provisions related to Medicaid Managed Care Plans.

Third Episode of HMEB Podcast Now available

The latest edition of the recently launched industry news service meets with Brown & Fortunato's Jeffery Baird to examine managed care and Essentially Women's Nikki Jensen to discuss health opportunities.

Custom Breast Prostheses Bills Introduced in House and Senate

Legislation re-introduced in the House and debuted in the Senate would require Medicare to fund custom breast prostheses, the only part of the body Medicare doesn’t cover. 

Negotiating Managed Care Contracts; Part 1

In the first of a four-part series, HME industry legal expert Jeffrey S. Baird explains Medicaid Managed Care Plans and how providers can properly prepare to negotiate agreements with those plans.



New App Displays What Items Medicare Covers

What’s Covered app lets beneficiaries can get up-to-date coverage information on items.

AAHomecare Re-engages with Lawmakers in New Congress

As the new Congress sets its committees of jurisdiction, HME association sets stage for advancing industry’s agenda on Capitol Hill.

VGM Releases 2019 Rate Guide

Member service organization summarizes the various changes in DMEPOS reimbursement that will and won’t impact providers this year.

Taking Stock: 2018 Medicaid Advocacy Effort Pays Off

AAHomecare says a year-long effort to work with state Medicaid programs helped stop or curtail CURES cuts in 29 states.

strategy

Business Solutions

Setting a Smart Strategy for 2019

Are you setting the right strategy for 2019? This marks our 11th annual survey of the 10 key trends that will impact the home medical equipment industry the most during the New Year. In this year's list, larger healthcare and retail trends could impact HME more than anticipated. As a result, this installment of the Big 10 list is a must-read.

2019 Fee Schedule: More Oxygen Cuts

CMS’s decision to apply budget neutrality offsets to 2019 fee schedule sees reimbursement reductions for a variety of oxygen codes.

2019 Medicare Fee Schedule Adjusted for Inflation

Increases range between 2.3%-2.5%, marking highest inflation-related upticks since CMS first implemented competitive bidding.

Bonafide Integrates with Allegiance Group

HME software company Bonafide Management Systems has fully integrated with the patient billing and collection service.

Observation Deck

A Tight Spot

How to approach the CGS/Noridian letter and the '60-Day Rule.'

Editor's Note

Beating CMS to the Punch

DMEPOS represents an outsized share of audit appeals at ALJ. Providers must take action first.

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