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van Halem Group adds thought-leader

July 27, 2021HME News Staff

ATLANTA – The van Halem Group has announced that Dr. Doran Edwards has joined its team as a medical advisor. Edwards recently retired after three years with Palmetto GBA, where he was the medical director for the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding contractor. He was also the medical director of the SADMERC, the predecessor to the PDAC from 2003-08. “Over the last few years, the van Halem Group has been working with manufacturers as they bring new products to market and need to navigate...

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The van Halem Group joins two state association boards 

December 30, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Wayne van Halem and Kelly Grahovac of The van Halem Group have joined state association boards. van Halem, president, was named to the board of the Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers; Grahovac, general manager, was named to the board of directors for the South Carolina Medical Equipment Services Association. van Halem and Grahovac have both been speakers at their association meetings. “I have worked with GAMES for many years, and I am...

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van Halem Group, Ossur build confidence

March 30, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - The van Halem Group has been given the “stamp of approval” by Ossur to provide clinical prescreen reviews and appeals services for custom orthotics and prosthetics for the manufacturer'scustomers.“It's a testament to Ossur and its allegiance to its customers to reach out to us on their behalf and seek out an arrangement like this to assist them,” said Wayne van Halem, president of the van Halem Group.The van Halem Group will provide, among other things, a prescreen...

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Relaxed HIPAA requirements for telehealth encounters during the COVID-19 national emergency

March 22, 2020HME News Staff

On March 13, 2020, the Trump Administration announced regulatory flexibilities to help health care providers and states to respond to and contain the spread of coronavirus. Included in the announcement was that CMS will activate blanket waivers in an effort to ease certain requirements and to prevent gaps in access.One of these waivers is to expand telehealth services. Under this new waiver, Medicare can pay for office, hospital and other visits furnished via telehealth across the country, including...

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van Halem Group, Ossur partner to improve O&P documentation

February 26, 2020HME News Staff

ATLANTA - The van Halem Group will provide clinical prescreen reviews and appeal services for custom orthotics and prosthetics provided by Ossur's customers.The services will include, but will not be limited to, a prescreen review of documents to determine if all coverage requirements have been met prior to submission for reimbursement, as well as access to the van Halem Group's team of clinical experts.“We know all too well the challenges and hurdles our customers face when submitting claims...

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SMRC warns of audit risk—for ordering practitioners

January 7, 2020HME News Staff

ATLANTA - The SMRC is holding ordering practitioners accountable and acknowledging that provider payments for DMEPOS are reliant on their documentation, the van Halem Group reports.The requirement for practitioners to comply with a provider's request for documentation has been part of the Program Integrity Manual for some time, but in its most recent project detail for diabetic test strips, the SMRC says:“If a practitioner doesn't respond to a supplier's request for documentation to support...

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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...

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Specialty Providers

CPAP supplies: OIG adds another layer of scrutiny

November 1, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Providers who get request letters from the Office of Inspector General for documentation for CPAP replacement supplies need to take them seriously, because there could be a lot of money at stake, say industry stakeholders.Providers who receive such a request from the OIG are asked to either audit 100% of their claims for supplies going back six years, or pull a statistically valid random sample and extrapolate the results.“Providers have to pay attention because the potential downstream...

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Boom times for van Halem

January 23, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - The van Halem Group has nearly doubled in size, adding nine employees for a total of 20.What's more, the group plans to hire five to seven additional employees in the coming months, says President Wayne van Halem.“The volume of audits and appeals has increased significantly and more folks are considering outsourcing that kind of work,” van Halem said. “We needed additional staff for the increase in our workload.”A big hire: Pam Felkins Colbert, an attorney who previously...

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Van Halem Group hires Medicare clinician

April 29, 2013HME News Staff

ATLANTA - The van Halem Group has hired Jane Naig, RN, to serve as a senior clinical consultant, according to a press release. Naig has 30 years of experience in medical investigations, quality assurance and clinical data analysis from her time spent working for Medicare, where she focused on the areas of medical review and program integrity, the release noted. “The current regulatory environment and strict oversight of the industry make the insight of both nurses and auditors critical...

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