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In brief: AAH president to depart, Cardinal seals deal


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tyler Wilson, president and CEO of AAHomecare, will leave the association in September, when his employment contract expires, according to a press release.

Brightree launches new software at Medtrade Spring


ATLANTA – Brightree No-Touch Workflows software will allow users to improve workflow through payer-product rules and increased automation in the Brightree patient platform, according to a press release.

Brightree bull's-eye expands beyond HME


ATLANTA – Brightree is poised to become a bigger presence in the post-acute care market now that it has acquired a home health and hospice software company, and it has home infusion and pharmacy applications in the works.

Brightree buys CareAnyware


ATLANTA – Brightree has acquired CareAnyware, a Raleigh, N.C.-based home health and hospice software provider, according to a press release.

Provider files suit against Brightree


MADISON, Wis. – Family Care Medical Services is suing Brightree, an Atlanta-based HME billing service, for allegedly failing to make adequate efforts to collect debt on behalf of the company, according to an article in the Madison-St. Clair Record.

Speaker spotlight: Prepare for perfect storm


The numbers aren’t surprising. More than 50% of provider CEOs report at least a 25% increase in audits. The average number of full-time employees required just to chase down payments has risen from 1.5 to 2.5.

In brief: Re-supply guidance released, NRRTS pushes bill


BALTIMORE – As promised, the four CMS medical directors have released an FAQ on re-supplies. CMS announced in a June bulletin that items that need periodic replacement, like CPAP supplies, must be non-functioning.

Taking stock


Provider David Baxter switched from Pacware to Brightree in October of 2009, just before the acquisition. He says Brightree's advanced reporting capabilities have helped him increase his collection rate from 85% to 96%, adding about $500,000 to his bottom line in the first year alone.