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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.

Take a creative approach to mobile tech

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08/25/2015

There is a surge and an urgency to move toward mobile technology. However, mobile technology and the supporting services needed are still evolving.

Only the paranoid survive

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08/25/2015

I had a great call in August with the panelists for our “Rise of the Disrupters” panel at the this month’s HME News Business Summit in Nashville. I think this session, alone, will be worth the price of admission.

Documentation: Help physicians help you

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07/27/2015

There is a new paradigm in effectively managing your overall success with PMD referrals and the subsequent documentation of the patient’s medical necessity associated with those referrals. 

One event, with twice the energy

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06/19/2015

In mid-May, I had the pleasure of attending the Northeast Post Acute Care Symposium in Connecticut. The Symposium was this year’s combined meeting of the HOMES and NYMEP associations, joined for the first time.

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