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Five ways to break down bureaucracies to get payer contracts

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07/25/2019

It is important to remember that payers are large companies, with protocols, policies and business practices. As with any large company, there are bureaucracies, and they are necessary to maintain the order and success of these organizations.  

One last signature needed

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07/25/2019

In today’s world, navigating the insurance industry can be difficult. It can be especially hard for those with complex disabilities. This group of people depends on complex rehab technology (CRT) to live an independent life.

Look in the mirror, HME friends

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07/25/2019

Ten years ago, while teaching at the HME Business Summit, I met a group of professionals who quietly asked me to come visit after the conference wound down. As a happy coincidence, we all lived in Atlanta, so I made time to stop by.

How is this legal?

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07/01/2019

We are a small DME supplier in Santa Barbara, Ca. and are a non participating Medicare provider.

Our business is mostly home style hospital beds, ambulatory items and bathroom safety.

It's serious, alright

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07/01/2019

Have you read the article “New ‘serious’ decision on recoupments” in March 2019 issue?

Protecting CRT state by state

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05/31/2019

In the political process, complete bipartisan support is rare. But in March, both houses in the Tennessee legislature unanimously passed a bill establishing a separate benefit for complex rehab technology (CRT) products provided through Medicaid.

Making the case for e-prescribing

Medicare approves e-prescribing for inexpensive or routinely purchased DME
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04/29/2019

Recently, Medicare determined to accept e-prescribed orders for inexpensive or otherwise routinely purchased DME. Historically, Medicare has required fax, pen and ink, or electronically maintained images of signed orders.

Warranties: Why are we taking it on the chin?

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04/29/2019

As I am dealing with the 10th warranty issue for power chairs this month, I feel the need to express something that has bothered me for years. I should also add that we are a one location, small company with big dreams, so 10 warranty issues in one month is a lot.

Medtrade Spring 2019: All Future, No Past

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04/01/2019

LAS VEGAS – If you’re reading this issue of HME News at Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas, welcome to the show. We recognize that you’ve spent time, money and effort to make it to the Nevada desert, and we believe you made the right choice.

Categorize functional, digital contributions

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02/22/2019

CMS is standardizing patient functional assessment in nursing homes, home health agencies, long-term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities via

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