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Follow the yellow brick road

Friday, October 25, 2013
Jamie Loper
co-founder of

True or false: A pad prescription (order to dispense), blood gas study, ABG or oxygen saturation and a completed CMS 484 form is in compliance with CMS’s Oxygen Coverage Criteria Policy?

CMS offers grace period, providers still exposed


BALTIMORE – CMS has implemented a 120-day grace period for obtaining documentation for CPAP devices and supplies in areas included in Round 2 of competitive bidding, officials announced during an Open Door Forum July 9.

CareTouch creates seamless sharing


WESTMINSTER, Colo. – CareTouch Communications has added a feature to its CareTouch360 Platform that enables patients and home medical equipment providers to share and store patient data and documentation, according to a press release.

Ditch your documentation distress

Friday, March 8, 2013

I’ve heard, for so many years, about the difficulty providers have obtaining documentation from physicians, that I don’t know why we didn’t think of this before.

Documentation: A love story


I talk to a lot of HME owners on a very regular basis and one of the biggest challenges brought up time and time again is medical documentation.

Fewer dangling carrots under competitive bidding

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Let me start out by saying (writing?): The competitive bidding program, as it stands now, is a mess. No one in the industry disputes that (if there is, I haven’t heard from them).

Consultant's corner: Troubling and motivating providers


When it comes to the HME industry, instead of in with the new and out with the old, it’s in with the new and more of the old.

Tired of the 'ping pong effect'?


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A new company that helps physicians complete the required documentation for power mobility devices (PMDs) says it has a 100% approval rate on prior authorization requests.

Mobility Matters hits another nail on the head

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Mobility Matters bulletin sent out yesterday by AAHomecare featured a Q&A with Mark Schmeler on the documentation process for power wheelchairs (the last bul

Some relationship advice for CMS

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Did you see the July 16 edition of "Mobility Matters," the bulletin that AAHomecare publishes to educate lawmakers and policymakers, among others, on the power mobility benefit?