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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 (HME), Jobs, standardization

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