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Compliance: Treat orders like audits

Q. How can I avoid a RAC audit?

A. The Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) are back and stronger than ever with the development of a fifth team dedicated to identifying overpayments for durable medical equipment nationwide. 

Lack of guidance on compliance leaves Rick Hibben wanting


Rick Hibben says the Health Care Compliance Association, a nonprofit which offers resources for compliance professionals, needs to provide DME providers more guidance when it comes to creating compliance programs.

Compliance: Check and check again

Q. What are the best practices for educating referral sources on the FTF documentation requirements?

A. The role of the DME provider is not only to deliver equipment and aid in a better quality of living, but also to educate the treating practitioners about Medicare and other insurance guidelines for power mobility.

Legal: Maintain culture of compliance

Q. How do I decrease my risk of FCA liability?

A. Providers can decrease the risk of False Claims Act liability by building and maintaining a culture of compliance in all aspects of their business.

Tech talk

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Is it me, or is healthcare-related technology popping up more than usual lately?

DeVilbiss revamps website


SOMERSET, Pa. – DeVilbiss Healthcare’s now has a refreshed look and improved usability.

Resupply: Stay in touch

Q. How can resupply optimize my initial CPAP setup?

A. If you do not have a proactive resupply program, odds are you will lose your CPAP patient. A resupply program is most successful when implemented with a patient at the very beginning.

New entrant in consolidating software market


LOS ANGELES – bflow solutions, a provider of cloud-based billing software to HME providers, now has 20 users and is amped up to add more.

Study: Technology can shape response to CPAP therapy


ANDOVER, Mass. – Users of SleepMapper, a mobile app and web-based solution from Philips Respironics, have a 22% higher adherence rate to PAP therapy than non-users, according to a study that the company released this week at SLEEP 2014.

U-Sleep, Universal Software integrate


HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – HME providers can now access Umbian’s U-Sleep compliance monitoring solution directly from Universal Software Solutions’ Healthcare Data Management System (HDMS) billing management platform.