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ResMed launches brand-agnostic resupply program

March 26, 2019HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has launched ResMed ReSupply for all U.S. HME providers to increase adherence and improve patient satisfaction, the company announced March 25. “Automating the resupply process is critical to maximize patients' success on therapy, as well as HME's business efficiency,” said Raj Sodhi, SaaS president for ResMed. “With Brightree offering an automated resupply solution for its HME customers, and ResMed now launching one for non-Brightree customers, HMEs using any...

automation, CPAP supplies, ResMed ReSupply


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Automation: Gain greater visibility

April 24, 2017Ellen Sluder

A. Workflow automation is a way to gain greater visibility and control, and it will help you set best practices. Beyond the basics of standardizing and streamlining operations, it improves your ability to manage on a daily basis.Alerts & EscalationsTimeliness is crucial in the back office. You can stay on track effortlessly by building these deadlines into your workflow system. You set the date by which activities need to happen (e.g. a calendar date) or the expected amount of elapsed time (e.g....

automation, MedForce Technologies, workflow automation


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Automation: Go to the front lines

March 27, 2017Ellen Sluder

A. The quickest way is to go to the front lines of where the work is being done. This is where you'll find large volumes of documentation that need to be completed, authorized, and passed on to the next person to work. Here are three ways you can add automation that will guarantee you improve productivity and reduce costs:Electronic faxingA physical fax machine wastes time and effort, and maintaining hardware can be expensive. Electronic faxing allows incoming faxes to be automatically routed to...

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Automation: Prevent efficiency leakage

January 30, 2017Ellen Sluder

A. Automation is a powerful tool that helps reduce costs. What's exciting about automation is that it saves time and therefore money—a few minutes at a time throughout the day, resulting in a bank of saved time that can be redirected to high value activities.Automation at its core isn't about replacing people with technology, but rather elevating your staff by removing the tedious, non-value-added, busywork. For example: Eliminate the need to walk a file to a coworker's desk by automating the...

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Rotech automates fleet delivery

March 8, 2016HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Healthcare has selected the cloud-based Route Planner on-demand solution from Descartes to automate planning, dispatch and data collection processes for its fleet delivering medical equipment and services. “As the current tide of healthcare reform adds more margin pressure to the HME industry, we are making significant technology investments to increase efficiency and drive down unnecessary logistics costs without sacrificing high quality service for our customers,”...

automation, delivery, Rotech


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Technology: Make the switch

December 22, 2015Jana Macon

A. Regulatory issues, reduced reimbursements and competitive pressures are necessitating that HME providers use advanced technology solutions with robust business automation capabilities to reduce the time, money and labor associated with running their business. Historically, many HME providers have used technology solutions to only solve basic claims billing and reimbursement initiatives, and they have typically relied on manual processes to connect with industry partners. Today, providers need...

automation, Brightree, Jana Macon


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DeRoyal receives patent for automated system

August 29, 2014HME News Staff

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - DeRoyal Industries has received a patent for Continuum, an automated system for medical item dispensing, billing and inventory management. “Our Continuum system automatically reorders durable medical equipment when the product is removed from its storage bin and correctly associates the product with the fitter, the patient and the billing codes, while automatically replenishing inventory,” stated President and COO Bill Pittman in a release. The patent was issued Aug....

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In brief: CMS seeks to exclude certified orthotic fitters, DeRoyal receives patent

August 29, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS would like to limit the provision of custom fitted prefabricated orthotics to “individuals with specialized training” like physicians. In addition to physicians, the agency defines those individuals as orthotists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and advanced-practical nurses. Not included on the list: certified orthotic fitters. CMS is accepting comments on the change, published in a recent proposed rule, until Sept. 2.DeRoyal receives patent for automated...

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Business Development

Automation allows real-time data dives

April 26, 2013John Andrews

No longer should automated claims processing and administrative systems be seen as things that are “nice to have.” With financial difficulties from Medicare competitive bidding and RAC audits, using information technology to account for every dollar and asset has become a “must have,” software specialists say.With claims and A/R serving as the fiscal lifeblood of every HME company, technology experts agree that it is imperative for providers to make a concerted effort toward...

automation, billing, software systems


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Executive Session

HME Business Summit, Day 1

April 21, 2009Mike Moran

The Sword in the Stone film It was a whirlwind day in Baltimore. There were five sessions and two workshops, as well as a networking reception. Here are some highlights from the day's events: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II full Bad Dreams release Possession hd Douglas Hough, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, told attendees that the success of independent HME providers in the next several years will depend on their ability to prove their clinical effectiveness. If providers...

automation, clinical effectiveness, Complex Rehab, Executive Session, metrics, online social networking, product formularies


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