Dear Ms. Tavenner: I write this letter based on my experience as the executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association from May 2004 to March 2014. The opinions and recommendations expressed here are my own and not those held by the association.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act the whole U.S. healthcare system is being challenged to remodel itself. Largely, these challenges are financially driven. For the DME industry, it’s national competitive bidding, and for hospitals, it’s reducing 30-day readmissions.
Online, cash, retail, e-commerce, amazon, mobile. These are all buzzwords that HME providers are familiar with, but how exactly can they integrate them into their businesses to not only add revenue streams, but also complimentary services and programs?
The revenue cycle management function has come a long way for DME/HME companies with a recent paradigm shift in thinking from a cost center to a profit center view. Unfortunately, this shift in mindset has not led to an industry breakthrough solution.
Editor’s note: AAHomecare reviewed the 185 public comments submitted in response to a CMS proposal to expand competitive bidding nationwide and found that the overwhelming majority of them were critical, with many citing ramifications in areas already experienc
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