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How do you know if you're thinking clearly?

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01/25/2013

Our first goal as business owners or managers is to bring clear thinking to our companies. Every day, ideas and decisions come from our desks that result in hundreds of ideas and decisions from the professionals in our organizations.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander

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01/25/2013

I read the article titled “New OIG report: Is it good or bad?” (January 2013).

2013 kicks off with news galore

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01/25/2013

The HME News team got a rude awakening in the first few days of 2013. We all officially came back to the office on Jan.

New rule also impacts prepay review process

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12/28/2012

Most of the guidelines for prepayment medical review are found in manual guidance issued by CMS.

Do you know these repeat offenders?

HME companies that take the time to evaluate their denials and reason codes have an opportunity to prevent future situations that may result in denials
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12/28/2012

Gaining insight into the procedures that are most commonly denied by payers and evaluating the reason codes that accompany the denials can help suppliers modify their clinical documentation and billing practices to prevent denials, reduce claims rework, and improve their

Work-in-progress approach wins

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12/28/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When David Hartley purchased a tiny $300,000 orthopedics company in 2004 to create Home Health Depot, he was driven by the poor standards of care he observed as a rehab manufacturer's rep.

Change is messy, but it's unstoppable

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11/26/2012

Blockbuster Video got outflanked by competitors who found a way to give customers cheaper, more convenient movie rentals. Reading is thriving, yet bookseller Borders died after narrowly defining its business as physical books sold from stores. 

There'll never be another right time

What is needed are the right products, the right programs and the right services
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11/26/2012

Let’s be frank. It’s easy to look around and feel discouraged by where we stand as an industry. The threat and reality of national competitive bidding continues to loom large, and it is coupled with audits, the PMD demo, re-supply changes and on and on.

Leverage resources, heighten outcomes

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11/26/2012

To say the responsibilities of a rehab professional have changed over the last decade is an understatement.

Mom's advice: Always put patients first

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11/26/2012

Editor’s note: This is the second of three profiles of the 2012 HME Excellence Awards winners. Next month: Best Rehab Technology Provider.

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