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Payer relations: Make your voice heard

April 6, 2020David Chandler

Q. What is the role of HME trade associations in payer relations efforts?A. Working with your state/regional association and AAHomecare can help you become more educated and engaged on payer relations issues. These associations represent the collective provider community, and provide input and advocate for HME policy priorities to a wide range of payers. Building relationships with government and commercial payers is a necessary function for associations so that when issues come up and solutions...

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Payer Relations: Choose the correct path

March 11, 2020David Chandler

Q. What are the pros and cons of solving state Medicaid issues with regulation vs. legislation?A. There are two principal paths to solving state Medicaid issues: either through regulation or legislation. Both are effective ways of resolving issues, but each comes with their own costs and benefits. It is typically a good idea to start with the regulatory approach so that you don't burn any bridges with state regulators and overlook any potential allies. However, I always recommend weighing the pros...

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Payer Relations: Maintain working relationships

February 12, 2020David Chandler

Q. What are some of the most common problems faced when it comes to payer relations?A. Payer relations professionals face a wide range of problems on any given day, but the most common issues can be categorized under three main topics: working with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), identifying who to contact at a payer, and determining the most efficient way to solve a problem with a payer. Knowing how to navigate these problems gives anyone in payer relations an advantage.The first issue...

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Payer Relations: Establish a point person

January 8, 2020David Chandler

Q. What is payer relations and why is it so important?A. You may have contemplated this question and wondered why many companies are putting so many resources into this area. Simply put, payer relations (also referred to as payor relations by some) describes operations that work with a range of third-party payers to make sure patients have access to high quality equipment and care.  Payer relations goals can be accomplished in three general ways: by working directly with insurance companies,...

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David Chandler on MCOs: 'We need to transform school of thought'

April 1, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare will grow its payer relations team in April to include David Chandler as its director of payer relations.Chandler is director of reimbursement and government affairs for Liberty Medical Specialties based in Whiteville, N.C.; treasurer of the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Association; chairman of the Medicare Jurisdiction C Advisory Council; and a member of AAHomecare's Regulatory Council and State Leaders Council. He also serves on the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy/DME...

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