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Prochant expands into infusion pharmacy market

August 4, 2020HME News Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Prochant now offers its billing and process outsourcing solutions to infusion pharmacies and current HME provider clients that administer infusion therapies. “We are excited to start our work with pharmacy providers,” said Joey Graham, general manager and executive vice president. “With the COVID-19 crisis, infusion pharmacies play a more important role in health care than ever before. Prochant is ready to help these overwhelmed providers manage their business...

Billing, Home Infusion, Outsourcing, Prochant


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ACU-Serve finds Perfect acquisition

August 4, 2020HME News Staff

AKRON, Ohio - ACU-Serve became the new owner of A Perfect Medical Billing Service effective Aug. 1. Terri Minnich and her team will join the ACU-Serve family, says Jim Knight, partner and CEO of ACU-Serve. “Terri and her team have built a very successful billing company with a proven track record of significantly improving and automating billing and collection practices and increasing client collections and bottom line revenue,” he said. “Adding Terri and her team to our Client...

A Perfect Medical Billing Service, ACU-Serve, Billing, M&A


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Providers

Bill paying: Don't set it and forget it

August 3, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - With an estimated 60% of DME patients walking out the door without making any sort of a payment, Jennifer Leon says it's time for a shift in thinking.“We have to change the mindset,” said Leon, vice president of patient collections for Brightree, during a session for VGM's Heartland at Home Conference in June. “We are no longer going to bill and chase; we are going to collect at the time of service.”That means everyone from front-line staffers to delivery...

Billing, Home Medical Equipment, Jennifer Leon


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Vendors

Sponsored content: Drastically improve all aspects of your DME/HME business with SeriousERP

April 29, 2020Raul Lopez

What is SeriousERP? SeriousERP is an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software platform designed to manage and improve every aspect of a DME/HME business. This system was built by collaborating with DME experts to reduce costs and improve efficiency while increasing productivity. SeriousERP has a modular design that allows clients to fully customize the solution while maintaining an affordable price point. In critical times, the...

Billing, Inventory management, Operations, Order management, SeriousERP, software


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Guest Blog

Don't underestimate the 'sidekicks'

April 17, 2020HME News Staff

With COVID-19 permeating every aspect of our lives and our media experience, we look for the good in our communities and continue to celebrate the front-line workers: health care staff, truckers, grocery store clerks, gas station attendants and the list continues. They are the heroes tirelessly working so we can stay at home and abide by the shelter and place orders. Have you wondered about the “sidekicks” who are behind the scenes making sure the heroes and heroines have what they need...

Billing, Coronavirus Outbreak, ECS North, Sarah Hanna


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Smart Talk

Billing: Find missing puzzle piece

March 11, 2020Dawn Chapman

Q. How can outsourcing billing benefit me as a supplier and what should I consider when choosing to outsource?A. We know—it's all so confusing. Every time you think you've figured it all out, a new obstacle crops up. Qualified, motivated individuals are hard to come by, making staffing nearly impossible. The overhead associated with administrative services like billing just keeps growing. Providers are increasingly turning to outsourcing these services as a way to eliminate this burden. Outsourcing...

Billing, Chapman DME Billing, Dawn Chapman


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Mobility

CMS: New rates will be in place July 1

March 3, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has provided an update on billing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs, according to NCART.A bill was passed late last year requiring the agency to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to these accessories for 18 months starting Jan. 1, 2020.NCART pulled these highlights from the update:The new payment rates (not yet published) will be in place on July 1 and providers will be able to use the KU modifier for billing. Until July 1, providers should continue to...

Accessories, Billing, Complex Rehab Manual Wheelchairs


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eSolutions enhances DME platform

February 26, 2020HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - eSolutions has released an enhancement to its DME Eligibility platform called DME Same or Similar. The enhancement verifies all Medicare HCPCS codes, including A, L and V codes, for same or similar equipment items, helping providers to prevent denials, decrease write-offs and improve cash flow. “With this launch, we have substantially bolstered our DME provider suite of eligibility products,” said Chris Hart, vice president of product and strategy.” eSolutions...

Billing, Eligibility, eSolutions


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Are you ready to bill with MBIs?

November 8, 2019HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Providers must use Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers when billing Medicare beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the van Halem Group reminds them in a recent blog. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 required CMS to remove Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019. CMS replaced SSN-based HCINs with new randomly generated MBIs. On Aug. 19, CMS reissued an MLN Matters article to show that all new Medicare cards have been mailed out and to encourage providers to use...

Billing, Medicaire Beneficiary Identifier, van Halem Group


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ACU-Serve tackles front of house

August 30, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

AKRON, Ohio - ACU-Serve can now take on what company officials say is the “hardest job” for HME providers: intake.The company, which has been focused on billing and collections, has expanded into intake services, hiring Linda Czekanski as director of intake and training. She already manages a staff of about 50 intake and document management staff.“When it comes to accounts receivable, if you know what's going on with the front of the house, you know why you have to clean up the...

ACU-Serve, Billing, Intake


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