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Outsourcing: Ensure best partner

Q. How do I choose and manage the right partner when outsourcing business processes?
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03/21/2016

A. There is a distinct set of operating and management principals needed to outsource processes. 

In HME, the brand is built on referral and patient relations; manufacturing and business processes can be outsourced.

E-prescribing: Embrace interoperability

Q. Are we the barrier to interoperability?
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03/21/2016

A. At the recent annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, a major industry pledge was announced by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information.

Audits: Get your strategy

Q. Help! I just received an audit request. What should I do to make this go smoothly?
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03/21/2016

A. From the moment an audit letter lands in your mailbox, to the day the files are organized and ready to go out the door, it is important to have an audit response strategy.

Templates: Don’t let templates scare you

Q. Are templates viable today?
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02/22/2016

A. I thought the question regarding the use of templates for physician documentation was put to bed long ago. However, it seems I was wrong.

Outsourcing: Work in abundance

Q. How do I maintain the right culture while going through an outsourcing process?
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02/22/2016

A. Executive leadership is critical in creating the vision of the business structure needed for DME companies to be competitive.

E-prescribing: Technology eases pain

Q. How can I best address widespread errors reported due to insufficient documentation?
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02/22/2016

A. The concept of the clinical application of information technology to help healthcare providers streamline and enhance patient care is far from new.

Audits: Be a bit of a sleuth

Q. Is there any way to know what types of equipment/supplies are being audited before I get the dreaded audit notice?
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02/22/2016

A. Believe it or not, you don’t have to be a fortune teller to predict what Medicare and its auditors have on their radar, but being a bit of a sleuth won’t hurt. Let me explain.

Templates: Cloud systems streamline procedures

Q. How does the cloud system work?
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01/25/2016

A. Interoperability conjures up a vision of some esoteric system straight out of Star Wars. However, it has such incredible value as to be vital in health care today.

Outsourcing: Outsourcing can maintain profitability

Q. Why should I consider outsourcing?
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01/25/2016

A. As it is for the insurance, telecommunications, technology, and financial services sectors, outsourcing is a necessity for HME companies to thrive in the new economy. 

E-prescribing: E-prescribing is 'game changer'

Q. As health care continues to go full force into the digital revolution/age, why is electronic prescribing for DME/HME so critical?
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01/25/2016

A. Just as electronic prescribing has revolutionized the way in which patients receive their medications, digitizing the ordering process for HME is a game changer for healthcare providers, supply providers, payers and patients alike. 

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