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Get Lively with GeriJoy and SmartBells

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08/23/2013

Editor’s note: Below is a report from the 10th Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit to help providers think outside the box of traditional home medical equipment.   

See—miracles do happen

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08/23/2013

We had a great response to a webcast on how to snag private-pay contracts on July 25—a real testament to how many HME providers out there are trying to diversify their businesses away from traditional Medicare.

We do the right thing every single time

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07/24/2013

I read, once again, an article in your trade magazine about providers who go above and beyond in a time of crisis. I got to wondering: How many times have we read about a DME dealer or dealers who come through for their clients in a time of natural disaster?

Cost cannot be measured with diagram

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07/24/2013

I recently read an advertisement in your journal titled “ResMed v. 3B/BMC” and was dismayed by the lack of facts related to a statement made regarding the “approximate direct manufacturing cost: $7.00” for a full face mask with headgear. 

CMS tosses docs a bone, makes HMEs fetch stick

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07/24/2013

CMS has passed a rule stating that most DME items require a face-to-face encounter with a physician, PA, NP or CNS for payment. The implementation of this rule has been delayed from July 1 to Oct. 1, but it’s worth reviewing and preparing for the rule now. 

Can contract suppliers turn away patients in bid areas?

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06/21/2013

For months now, we have heard Medicare competitive bidding Round 2 contract winners and non-contract winners, alike, ask if and how contract winners can turn away patients.

Goodbye NEMED

As association's name must be as relevant as the work it does
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06/21/2013

The New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association (NEMED) celebrated a milestone birthday recently: 25 years of service to our members in New England. It’s quite an accomplishment.

Inventory management for today's HME provider

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06/21/2013

When the topic of inventory is brought up within DME circles, the talk is often around the notion of “counting widgets” when, in reality, managing inventory is about much more than that.

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.

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