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Build a business for the best of times

Do not be afraid to make investments in new technologies and new opportunities
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01/04/2016

In “A Tale of Two Cities” Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” In the past few years, the HME industry has experienced some of the best of times and some challengi

Rip a page from history books

Demand that mobility funding not be about just medical necessity, but quality of life
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01/04/2016

As we celebrate the 25th year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a striking contradiction remains toward full inclusion of those with disabilities: The funding model for mobility technology is an antiquated policy that only addresses in-home medical necess

Caregiving: 'Convenience' is now 'value' in health care

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01/04/2016

“The vast majority of health care is actually provided by families, not by healthcare professionals,” according to a 2014 Family Caregiving Alliance report. The U.S.

Maintain profitablity despite changes

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11/23/2015

Facilitating the highest quality of care for patients remains the central focus of HME providers.

Stay focused on task at hand

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11/23/2015

Audits, new rounds of bidding in the Medicare Rounds 1 and 2 competitive bid areas, ICD-10 transition, face-to-face documentation—so many issues to keep track of to ensure your company is in compliance.

Clinician's corner: Explore payment options for elevation

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11/23/2015

In my travels and discussions with clinicians and providers I am hearing a disturbing myth that “nobody” pays for a power seat elevation system. This could not be further from the truth.

Settlement process still long shot for many providers

‘We are still 50% of the appeals backlog and it would be better for all of us if (the settlement conference) worked better’
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11/13/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals has made the settlement process slightly easier, but challenges remain, says AAHomecare’s Kim Brummett.

There's no 'standstill' i PMD electronic template

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10/22/2015

An article in the September issue of HME News referenced the “standstill” status of the PMD template hung up in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (“Template is at a standstill,” September 2015). 

A Marine's guide to HME online success

The new normal may fell like chaos, but new times require new methods
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10/22/2015

2009. somewhere on the Iraq/Syria border. 

Medtrade pep talk: Getting to a better future, faster

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10/22/2015

The HME industry is evolving, and opportunities to innovate are everywhere. From supply chain modernization and retail, to social media and telehealth, the HME community is ramping up the pace of change—and Medtrade is a hub for this movement.

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