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In brief: POCs on the rise, therapeutic shoe bill introduced

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06/29/2018

BOSTON – HME providers will continue to increase adoption of portable oxygen concentrators, to the tune of about 30% over the next 12 months, according to a 2Q 2018 survey on oxygen and sleep trends from Needham & Co.

Billing: Don't fall for misconceptions

Q. As our company is executing more non-assigned claims, ABNs are being utilized more frequently. Are ABNs required for non-assigned claims?
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06/26/2018

A. The quick answer is maybe. Let’s start with some misconceptions in the industry about non-assigned claims. 

Heard at Heartland: Engage your employees, leverage growing demand

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06/22/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – Whether it’s medical supplies or a hot dog stand, if you want to build a world-class company, your employees need to provide exemplary service, said keynote speaker John DiJulius at the Heartland Conference last week.

DMERT Group set to launch complex rehab certification

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06/22/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Durable Medical Equipment Repair and Training Group (DMERT Group) plans to launch a Level 2 certification for repair technicians for complex rehab technology in August.

Who’s the top woman in HME?

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06/19/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The nomination period for the 2018 HME Woman of the Year is open.

In brief: CMS to allow use of IFR rates, ActivStyle boosts biz

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06/15/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has agreed that states can process claims using the higher fee schedule amounts for claims in rural areas from June 1-Dec. 16, 2018, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

In brief: CMS releases adjusted rates, ResMed buys another software provider

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06/01/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS on May 25 published the adjusted reimbursement rates that will go into effect for seven months in rural areas.

Collaboration results in DMERT certification

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05/22/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Durable Medical Equipment Repair and Training (DMERT) Group has been launched as a new certification body for the DME and complex rehab technology industry.

In brief: Lincare settles, DME MAC highlights top errors

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05/18/2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare will pay $875,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by employees whose information may have been exposed in a “phishing attack.”

VGM crafts comment template

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05/17/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has created a template for suppliers to use when drafting their comments on the interim final rule.

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