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Assume dual roles of educator, communicator


Three years ago, AdvaCare Home Services launched a COPD program to monitor patient care data and communicate proactively with physicians and payers about their progress.

'Greater service, greater buy-in'


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Provider Joel Segar says a pilot program that he’s participating in has reduced hospital readmission rates—and increased home medical equipment compliance.

Providers to docs: We can help you


Hospital readmission rates for certain disease states cost Medicare up to $20 billion annually, and a provision in the recently passed healthcare reform bill aims to reduce those numbers. Industry consultant Patrick Dunne, president of Fullerton, Calif.-based Healthcare Productions, spoke with HME News recently about how respiratory providers have an opportunity to market themselves as value-added partners that will help hospitals reduce those rates.