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Healthcare system is terrifying

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10/25/2013

I think that we are all so busy keeping our heads above water and trying to save what we spent our lifetimes creating that there has been no unity in stopping this disaster called competitive bidding.

Open doors to new revenue opportunities

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10/25/2013

As providers deal with the evolving DME environment, the focus is on how to grow revenue in a market where fee schedules are continuing to contract.

You aren't dead, neither is your biz

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10/25/2013

In 1958, Thurma Sobczyk and her husband Dan built their home in a working class neighborhood in Omaha, Neb. Dan was a plumber and did much of the work himself.

A sad day for patients

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10/25/2013

Since 2013, we have been experiencing difficulty in getting power wheelchairs approved by Medicare. A doctor drawing a “single line” not a “double line” through a correction is one example as to why we got a denial. My jaw dropped. 

Retailers create traffic, carry best brands

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10/25/2013

Stay the course might be trite, but it certainly applies to the present retail initiatives in the HME industry. Challenges faced by providers due to the evolving market require branching out and an expanding focus in the cash sales of retail products.

Are you a best-in-class provider?

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10/25/2013

I don’t think I’ll get much of an argument for saying that times are tough right now, with audits, Round 2 of national competitive bidding (NCB) and decreased reimbursement affecting the vast majority of providers.

They're lives, not commodities

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09/24/2013

On July 1, CMS began Round 2 of competitive bidding in more than 90 metropolitan areas. The program cut reimbursement rates by 45% to contracted suppliers and has significantly reduced the number of local businesses allowed to serve Medicare patients.

Realizing the potential for HME

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09/24/2013

Electronic signatures have the potential to save our industry a great deal of time and money but there are barriers to their use. How can we overcome these obstacles and start using their transformative power?

Providers, like pilots, need checklists

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09/24/2013

For years, physicians have drawn lessons from the aviation experience to create checklists called safety procedures that support essential clinical practice. In medicine, if you make a mistake, it can cost a life.

Providers, like pilots, need checklists

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09/24/2013

For years, physicians have drawn lessons from the aviation experience to create checklists called safety procedures that support essential clinical practice. In medicine, if you make a mistake, it can cost a life.

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