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AbleNet secures reimbursement for 100-plus products

September 25, 2014HME News Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. - AbleNet has secured Medicare reimbursement for more than 100 assistive technology products, including speech generating devices (SGDs), accessories and mounting solutions, the company announced Sept. 24. The funding “opens opportunities for people with communication disabilities to participate in daily activities and lead more fulfilling and productive lives,” AbleNet stated in a press release. To see the products that have been approved for funding, visit http://www.dmepdac.com/dmecsapp/do/search,...

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Reporter's notebook: Think twice about cutting jobs

November 13, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Though the pressure to cut costs are at an all-time high for HME providers, any decisions to cut jobs must be made carefully, say industry consultants.“If you reduce people and your bad debt goes up, you may be taking in $1 million in bad debt to save $100,000,” said Karen Moore, vice president of Ancor Healthcare Consulting.Put another way, providers don't want to cut jobs in their billing department, for example, if it will mean decreasing the amount of co-pays they're...

Communication, HOme medical equipment, jobs, standardization


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Communication

March 3, 2010Tom Dardick

Q. How do I make sure I start off a conversation with someone on a level playing field? A. This is the habit and skill of checking your expectations with conversational partners prior to getting into the discussion. I'll share an example: Say you're heading out to an appointment. Your boss calls you over to discuss a case about which she requires more information. You answer her questions as concisely and quickly as you can, because you don't want to be late for the appointment. Has anything similar...

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