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Prochant offers resupply guidance

July 23, 2020HME News Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - HME resupply is a smart solution for operating in the new normal, according to a new best practices white paper published by Prochant. Key building blocks to a strong resupply program include engaging patients early, educating referral sources and partnering with outreach vendors, the company says. “Profitable and stress-free resupply programs are born out of opportunity and preparedness,” says Rachel Schools, senior consultant, who contributed to the white paper. “In...

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New reimbursement data just in from CMS. Oxygen took a big hit in 2009

August 18, 2010Mike Moran

We just requested a whole bunch of data from CMS, and it has begun to trickle in. The data below is DMEPOS spending for the product categories that make up all of "Medical Equipment and Supplies." The most interesting data here relates to oxygen spending, which dropped by $800 million in 2009 compared to 2008, from $2.8 billion to $2 billion. Looks like the oxygen cap and 9.5% cut, which took effect Jan. 1, 2009, played out the way CMS hoped they would. Without further ado, here's the data. The dollar...

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Here you go: The best business advice ever, Part II

July 16, 2010Mike Moran

Here's the second installment of the "best business advice ever" from speakers who will be at this year's HME News Business Summit, Sept. 12-14, in Nashville. As I said when I ran the first installment June 24, the speakers at this year's Summit are as good as they come. So I figured asking them for the best single piece of business advice they'd ever heard or received would be interesting. I think this stuff is great, and I hope that you will, too. These short articles are a nice snapshot of the...

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April 7, 2009Mike Moran

In March, HME News sent out a best practices survey to its readers. The results of the seven-question survey—completed by 197 people, most of them providers— is a goldmine. Here's why: The questions were open ended, not multiple choice. That means, for each question,  we have dozens of insightful comments on everything from strategies for reducing service calls to improving efficiency. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai on dvd When asked about generating revenue in new, innovative...

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