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Harnessing the power of connectivity

It cannot be a one connected product strategy; it must be an all connected information process and flow
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10/28/2019

We live in a connected world. This morning alone, my wife used Siri to check the weather, so we knew how to dress for school and work, and my 5-year-old daughter asked Google to play her favorite songs as we ate breakfast.

How to comfort breast cancer survivors

Environment key to post-mastectomy retail success
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10/28/2019

Based on statistics from the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in American women. Sadly, most of us can identify close friends or family members who have been impacted by breast cancer.

Power tilt and recline: Yes, both can be medically necessary

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10/28/2019

Medicare will consider power tilt, power recline or a combination of power tilt and recline for coverage and reimbursement when: The beneficiary is at high risk for the development of a pressure ulcer (injury) and is unable to perform a functional weight shift, or the ben

Our work never stops

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09/30/2019

The bids are in for Round 2021. Now the HME community will wait until sometime next summer to see the prices set through the bidding process and a final announcement of contracted suppliers in the fall of 2020.

Five ways to break down bureaucracies to get payer contracts

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07/25/2019

It is important to remember that payers are large companies, with protocols, policies and business practices. As with any large company, there are bureaucracies, and they are necessary to maintain the order and success of these organizations.  

One last signature needed

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07/25/2019

In today’s world, navigating the insurance industry can be difficult. It can be especially hard for those with complex disabilities. This group of people depends on complex rehab technology (CRT) to live an independent life.

Look in the mirror, HME friends

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07/25/2019

Ten years ago, while teaching at the HME Business Summit, I met a group of professionals who quietly asked me to come visit after the conference wound down. As a happy coincidence, we all lived in Atlanta, so I made time to stop by.

How is this legal?

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07/01/2019

We are a small DME supplier in Santa Barbara, Ca. and are a non participating Medicare provider.

Our business is mostly home style hospital beds, ambulatory items and bathroom safety.

It's serious, alright

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07/01/2019

Have you read the article “New ‘serious’ decision on recoupments” in March 2019 issue?

Protecting CRT state by state

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05/31/2019

In the political process, complete bipartisan support is rare. But in March, both houses in the Tennessee legislature unanimously passed a bill establishing a separate benefit for complex rehab technology (CRT) products provided through Medicaid.

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