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Providers seek inside track with hospitals

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09/25/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine - The details on accountable care organizations (ACOs) are still being hammered out, but savvy providers are already piloting new programs aimed at helping hospitals reduce readmissions.

Consider all costs

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09/25/2011

A. Many providers aren't really sure if they are making a profit in repair. Whether the equipment is customer-owned or company-owned, the first step is to capture all of the costs involved with repair.

Medtrade: Are you coming...or going?

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09/25/2011

Endless healthcare debates, byzantine regulations and cutthroat competition have fractured the HME industry. Add the crippling economic turmoil of the last several years, particularly the recent debt crisis, and it's no wonder the industry teeters on the brink.

Stand up and be counted

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09/25/2011

AAHomecare will host its semi-annual reception to raise funds for the Stand Up for Homecare Campaign on the first evening of Medtrade--Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center. Please attend this reception and help enhance public awareness about the entire home medical equipment sector.

Communication improves compliance

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09/25/2011

A. It's just as important to have a rapport with existing clients and to build relationships as it is to gain new customers. If you offer your customers mediocre service, they may not complain, however this does not earn you repeat business, referrals or recommendations. As long as the customer's needs and satisfaction are considered a priority, this message will resound among your staff. You and your fellow team members should strive to deliver exceptional service. Not only is this a good standard business practice, but Medicare now requires additional communication between providers and their patients for compliance.

Texas providers continue to fight Medicaid cuts

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08/25/2011

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas providers are facing a smaller Medicaid reimbursement cut than expected, but it's still too much, they say.

Minnesota Medicare woes continue

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08/25/2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's been quite a summer for HME providers in Minnesota.

A boiled down version of 5010

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08/25/2011

Software vendors may be working overtime to make the transition to HIPAA version 5010 "transparent" for HME providers, but there are still a few things providers will want to know about the change, says industry consultant Andrea Stark.

Cape Medical makes wicked good buy

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08/25/2011

SANDWICH, Mass. - Cape Medical Supply expanded its reach across three states in June, when it acquired Kittery, Maine-based Seacoast Sleep Solutions.

Legal roundup

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08/25/2011

These two questions recently landed in the email inbox of Jeff Baird: What's the difference between 1099 and W2 employees, and can I employ a medical director? Here's what Baird, chairman of the Health Care Group at Amarillo, Texas-based Brown & Fortunato, had to say.

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