Each month, the editors of HME News develop a question or two that relates to current happenings in the marketplace. They focus on an area where they really want to know what a broad cross-section of HME providers are thinking.
RICHMOND, Va. - Health Management Corp. (HMC) recently announced it has launched a comprehensive disease management program addressing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
CHATSWORTH, Calif. – Although ChadTherapeutics isn’t offering specifics regarding its recently announced intentions to enter the sleep arena, the provider community is hoping the manufacturer will match its Total O2 Delivery System in market impact.
Linda Sauls remembers the good old days, when managed Medicare+Choice paid more than fee-for-service. Now the roles have been reversed in a big way, says Sauls, A/R director for LifeCare Solutions in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
BALTIMORE - Allaying fears of an operational nightmare, the DMERCs are publishing bulletins asserting that HME providers will not have to obtain new CMNs even if the ICD-9 codes are not valid for the date of service on the claim or not at the highest level of specificity.