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In brief: Budget neutrality dampens certain rates, Brightree buys Apacheta

December 21, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Reimbursement rates for stationary and portable oxygen concentrators fare quite differently in the 2019 fee schedule, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.The rural rate for stationary concentrators (E1390) will increase 10.9%, from $121.46 to $134.71, and the average regional rate will increase 4.4% from $69.31 to $72.32.The rural rate for POCs (E1392) will decrease 5.2% from $46.77 to $44.32, and the average regional rate will decrease 6.5%, from $38.10 to $35.64.Rates for portable...

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Vendors

Brightree buys mobile delivery platform

December 18, 2018HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Brightree has acquired Apacheta, with an eye toward further innovating the company's mobile delivery and cloud-based software platform, and increasing adoption among provider customers.Brightree's and Apacheta's platforms have been integrated since 2015.“Apacheta solves many of the business challenges HMEs face in managing deliveries, particularly eliminating missing, lost or incomplete delivery information,” said Matt Mellott, CEO of Brightree. “It has already helped...

Apacheta, Brightree, M&A, Mobile, software


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Editorial

Do you have the door wide open to write-offs?

October 30, 2018Guest Commentary

“We're going to have to write this off.” A phrase that no manager wants to say or hear in their business. Unfortunately, many HME companies still use paper-based systems to track patient documentation and forms, which opens the door for write-off risks.With paper comes the potential for lost documents and human error. Below are the top three pain points providers regularly experience using paper-based systems and how switching to an electronic system can alleviate risk and avoid a write-off.#1:...

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Vendors

Medtrade lookback: Manufacturers take center stage on show floor

October 19, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - Manufacturers and vendors strutted their stuff en mass at Medtrade in October in Atlanta. Here's a roundup of what some of them had on offer.3B feeds cash-hungry providers3B Medical's Alex Lucio said at Medtrade that the company has sold out of its Lumin Bullet, a device that cleans CPAP hoses, even though it hasn't even started production yet. The company expects to make the device available in December.Why is the Lumin Bullet resonating so much with providers? Two reasons: First, it's...

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Editorial

Think about deliveries like your customer

June 26, 2018Guest Commentary

With all the moving parts required to run a successful HME/DME business, their ultimate goal should be providing an exceptional customer experience and high-quality service during every encounter, by ensuring that the customer's wellbeing and satisfaction are top priority.There are a multitude of ways to ensure your company is providing high-quality customer service, including taking a look from the outside in and considering your business operations from the customer perspective. Enhancing processes...

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Providers

Paper is in the past, says Apacheta

March 21, 2018Tracy Orzel

MEDIA, Pa. - More providers are making the switch to mobile solutions and the results speak for themselves. After tapping Apacheta's Transport Manager and TransportACE, one provider saw an increase of 2,500 new confirmed orders each month and reduction of DSO by eight days. HME News recently spoke with Aimee Swope, customer success specialist for Apacheta, about the benefits of going paperless.HME News: Have you noticed more providers shifting to mobile?Aimee Swope: Given...

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Also Noted

DASCO leverages Apacheta to gain efficiencies

February 14, 2018HME News Staff

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - DASCO Home Medical Equipment has added approximately 2,500 new confirmed orders each month, after tapping Apacheta's mobile solution to gain more oversight of its delivery techs and streamline business operations. The provider has also reduced DSO by eight days, according to a press release. DASCO has implemented Apacheta's Transport Manager, which enables managers and customers service reps to centrally plan, schedule and monitor field force activity via a cloud-based application;...

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Apacheta, Brightree expand partnership

October 20, 2017HME News Staff

MEDIA, Pa. - Brightree users can now use the Brightree Patient Collections app, GetPaidHME, with Apacheta software, the two companies have announced. The integration allows delivery techs to process payments using a major credit card, e-check or FSA/HSA card. “Today, collecting payments at the point of service is inefficient due to a patchwork of third-party mobile applications or worse paper-based processes not aligned for efficient and effective transactions,” said Gregg Timmons, CEO...

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Smart Talk

Mobile Solutions: Don't fix what isn't broken

August 28, 2017Aimee Swope

A. We can all agree that operational success may keep an organization running, but it's the quality of customer care that keeps it in business. However, the two are not always mutually exclusive. Often times, efficient logistics management of a HME provider can drive excellent patient care.The benefits of implementing a mobile solution can also improve your organization's customer service. From creating a paperless environment to optimizing delivery routes, providers are able to enhance the relationship...

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Smart Talk

Mobile Solutions: Keep patient files at your fingertips

July 31, 2017Aimee Swope

A. Maintaining compliance is key to running a successful HME company. Regulations continually change not only for accreditation and equipment criteria, but also for maintaining your insurance contracts. Paper documentation and filing cabinets can be daunting and expensive to sustain, and leave room for human error. Companies spend $20 in labor to file a document, $120 to find a misfiled document and $220 to reproduce a lost document, according to Fujitsu's Pam Doyle.In the face of an audit, providers...

Aimee Swope, Apacheta, Mobile business solutions


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