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To be continued ...

March 17, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

When we included a Q&A with Josh Britten in our HME Newswire in February, I wasn’t surprised it resonated with readers. Britten, CEO of BritKare Home Medical, shared his battle to get back nearly $650,000 in denied Medicare claims – a battle that took him six years and more than $100,000 in legal and consultant fees. One provider responded to the story on Twitter by writing: “When you incentivize claims denial as a means of revenue generation you will find reasons to deny...

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Provider vindicated but wary

February 25, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

AMARILLO, Texas – Provider Josh Britten appealed $650,000 worth of denied Medicare claims back in 2015 and it took him six years and more than $100,000 to get it back. And he’s one of the lucky ones – he had the resources to stick with it.  “We filed our third appeal in 2015 and we finally received a decision in 2021,” said Britten, CEO of BritKare Home Medical. “We were six years waiting on a decision (at the ALJ level) that should have taken 90 days.”  Here’s...

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New rates fuel ‘engine’ of HME industry

Providers

New rates fuel ‘engine’ of HME industry

April 8, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – An increase in oxygen reimbursement is a shot in the arm for the HME industry, say providers. CMS in March released an updated fee schedule for oxygen that will result in an increase in fee schedule amounts ranging from $6.72 to $8.19 in former competitive bidding areas; $5.17 to $5.43 in other non-rural areas; and $4.14 to $6.82 in non-contiguous and rural areas, according to the VGM Group. “This is a big thing for our industry, and it needs to be celebrated,”...

BritKare, Budget Neutrality, Home Oxygen Equipment, Josh Britten


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Providers

'This is where we shine'

March 29, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Whether it’s a global pandemic, a natural disaster or a poorly thought-out government policy, independent HME providers say they will continue to show up for patients. BritKare recently donated wheelchairs and oxygen tanks to help vaccination efforts at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas, where large turnouts have meant lengthy waits in line for seniors, including owner Josh Britten’s grandmother. “She has COPD and when she had issues with the long line, we knew...

BritKare, Home Medical Equipment, Josh Britten, Laurie Bachorek


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