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Revenue cycle management checklist

Form a 'line of sight' team to review process performance, identify opportunities and align initiatives
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06/20/2014

The revenue cycle management function has come a long way for DME/HME companies with a recent paradigm shift in thinking from a cost center to a profit center view. Unfortunately, this shift in mindset has not led to an industry breakthrough solution.

Do you still think we don't provide value?

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06/20/2014

I wanted to share with you an incident that happened with us on June 5. I have a local DME company (American Medical Equipment, Inc.) in Memphis, Tenn.

Help us unlock impact of audits

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06/20/2014

The healthcare industry as a whole has realized that every sector must join together to get out-of-control audits under control.

Be part of something bigger

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06/20/2014

You’ll notice that a number of sessions at this year’s HME News Business Summit look outward for answers. (See the full educational program at www.hmesummit.com.)

Comments reflect lack of confidence

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05/23/2014

Editor’s note: AAHomecare reviewed the 185 public comments submitted in response to a CMS proposal to expand competitive bidding nationwide and found that the overwhelming majority of them were critical, with many citing ramifications in areas already experienc

A day in the life of a provider consumer

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05/23/2014

I stepped into Tim’s home unsure of what to expect. I had never spent a day documenting the life of anyone. As Tim led the conversation, his passion for people came to the surface. We had something in common. My nerves settled.

Jonathan Blum: A man you wouldn’t want to play poker with

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05/23/2014

All the buzz on the Hill in April: Jonathan Blum is leaving his post as director and principal deputy administrator of CMS.

Do you have a strategy for diversification?

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04/25/2014

If not, you need one to assure your company’s future viability. The DME world has dramatically changed over the years and I don’t think anyone would argue against that fact.

Start now, star small to transition to ICD-10

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04/25/2014

The recent delay in implementation to Oct. 1, 2015, notwithstanding, DME providers need to develop a strategy to handle conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

Get off your soft chairs, Shelly says

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04/25/2014

The DME/HME industry for the past 30 or more years has been cyclic. There have been changes, but most providers have experienced very good years.

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