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Recovery audit contractors open to reason

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06/21/2013

MiraVista, in collaboration with providers of Group 3 products, successfully initiated discussions with the Jurisdiction C RAC, Connolly Healthcare, to secure modifications to a disruptive automated review.

Time to go big or go home

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06/21/2013

Industry stakeholders like to talk about how home medical equipment consumes such a small piece of the Medicare budget. I think the going rate these days is less than 2%. It’s crumbs, really.

Industry has a plan—it just needs to be heard

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05/24/2013

Editor’s note: This is an email that provider Patrick Naeger sent to the office of Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., following the April 24 congressional hearing to review provider business practices and Medicare audits.

E-prescribing goes way beyond efficiency

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05/24/2013

For the past decade, I have been singing the praises of e-prescribing and electronic medical record keeping as important business solutions for DME/HME providers and physicians.

Leave need to the healthcare professionals

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05/24/2013

Conspicuously absent from the list of bid winners for Round 2 of competitive bidding is New Braunfels, Texas-based The Scooter Store, which has essentially closed. CBS News takes considerable credit for “exposing” the practices that led to an investigation.

Will merger renew interest in membership?

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05/24/2013

The announcement of the merger between AAHomecare and NAIMES was something I have been waiting to see. Everyone I have spoken to feels as I do, that the new association will be able to become the effective voice we need in Washington, D.C.

You have to make it happen

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05/24/2013

I feel like we’ve heard a lot of HME providers talking about the important role that they play in helping to reduce hospital readmission rates, and I feel like we’ve seen some providers walking the walk, too.

Business analytics: Cut through clutter

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04/26/2013

The term “business analytics” and “big data” have emerged as the soup du jour. While it might sound complex, the reality is analytics is an attempt to make sense of the mountains of data pouring in from a myriad of sources.

When goal is consistency, all details come together

Companies that want to grow and be healthy adopt more disciplined and detailed approaches to their operations to adapt to strenuous times. The answer to surviving in this tough new world we live in is to be smarter, more efficient and prepared.
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04/26/2013

Organizing your business in a manner that produces consistent results requires thinking and processes developed with consistency as a goal.

2% cut? Try 45%-72%

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04/26/2013

Over the last several weeks the news media has been discussing the impact of sequestration on the public.

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