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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.

Did you catch this change to payments for nutrition?

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09/25/2015

A  new enforcement of quantity details on detailed written orders for enteral nutrition is manifesting in claim denials.

Charity: A silent victim of competitive bidding

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09/25/2015

So much air time in our industry is spent on the tremendous loss that providers and related entities are enduring because of forced market consolidation.

TIME TO RETHINK THE HME SERVICE MODEL

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09/25/2015

Back in 1999, as an industry consultant, I wrote a special report for HME News called “Lessons from Polk County.” In 2001, I left home care to re-enter the hospital world.

Embrace the benefits of interoperability

It’s no longer an interesting approach, but a must for long-term survival
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09/25/2015

In our professional life, most of us have been exposed to the definition of insanity. As the home and durable medical equipment industry manages multiple challenges within the sector, one constant remains true: we chase paper.

Use Univita as lightning rod for action

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09/25/2015

This is exactly the situation that we said would happen with this type of model that limits providers and limits access to care (“Chaos erupts as Univita loses biz,” September 2015 ).

MedCare, Life Tech and HomeTown Oxygen win awards

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09/25/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – MedCare Equipment Company of Greensburg, Pa., has taken home the top prize in this year’s HME Excellence Awards.

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