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You don’t implement technology because Medicare will pay you for it

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I talked about technology with the head of a large visiting nurse organization last week.

By large, I mean 2,000 employees and a $175 million budget.

Andrea Stark’s last minute ICD-10 advice

Friday, September 25, 2015
Andrea Stark
reimbursement consultant, MiraVista

We are down to the wire on the ICD-10 transition deadline, and healthcare professionals everywhere are feeling the heat. MiraVista has developed some last minute advice to aid DME suppliers in their final steps:

I'm ready for my new ICD-10 label

Monday, September 21, 2015

Over the past year, whenever I’ve gone to the doctor (luckily, not often), I am tempted to ask: “Are you ready for ICD-10?”


Summit snapshots: How to scramble eggs and more

Friday, September 18, 2015

I wrote a wrap up of our HME News Business Summit for the HME Newswire that hits email boxes on Monday, but there was so much more. So much.

So here are some quotables from the event:

Wait, there's more

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Earlier this month I spoke to Julie Piriano, director of rehab industry affairs for Pride Mobility Products, for an upcoming story in the October issue about ATPs, job security and consolidation.

The year so far: Chaos, exits and raids, with a little bidding thrown in

Friday, September 11, 2015

It’s Friday, which means it's Newswire day. I could stop there, but we’re also pasting up the October issue (the pre-show issue for Medtrade!) and it’s the prelude to the HME News Business Summit on Sunday (there’s still time to register!).

Use Univita as a lightning rod for action

Friday, September 4, 2015
Tammy Zelenko
president/CEO, AdvaCare Home Services

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 contracts”).

Who’s to blame for Univita's collapse?

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Bob Lichtenstein
Hollywood Medical Supply

I am reading the Univita story in the latest edition and something is missing or was lost in translation (“Chaos erupts as Univita loses biz,” p. 1, September 2015).

A horse is a horse of course, but Ladybug knocked her rider off course

Thursday, September 3, 2015

My friend Danielle, a long-avowed animal lover, has been taking horseback riding lessons for the past year or so. In August, she finally realized her dream of owning her very own horse, a rehabbed mustang named Ladybug (she didn’t pick the name).