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Billing systems: Go beyond claims processing

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12/21/2010

HME providers that are using their new-generation billing systems strictly for claims processing are barely scratching the surface of what this modern equipment can do, software vendors say. With multi-functionality for clinical, administrative and financial operations, the automated billing system has come a long way, observes Spencer Kay, president of Plainview, N.Y.-based Fastrack Healthcare Systems

Collegre prez joins VGM

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12/21/2010

The VGM Group didn't mess around when it came to hiring its first-ever president of VGM Education.

'Keep growing as long as the good lord will let us'

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12/21/2010

Healthcare Equipment & Supply Co. is on a roll. Late last year, the HME provider opened not one, but two retail showrooms: a 3,000-square-foot showroom in Farmington and an 800-square-foot showroom in Austin Pharmacy Plaza in Potosi.

Home Health steps onto national stage

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12/21/2010

It took six years for Home Health Depot to grow from one location to 12. But the provider's acquisition of e-commerce and consumer catalog business Rite at Home Health Care Products in October made the company a national player overnight.

Be genuine

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12/21/2010

How does a provider's customer service directly affect how consumers view industry issues?

Ask for AdvaCare

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12/21/2010

AdvaCare Home Services has created a new brand that makes it crystal clear the company does way more than just drop off equipment at a patient's home.
"We want patients to be able to stay at home and be happy and healthy and recover," said CEO Tammy Zelenko. "That has always been part of our mission and our vision, but how do we make that happen, and how, visually, do you portray that?"

Providers throw technology at their documentation woes

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12/21/2010

Provider Gary Cox was sick of chasing doctors around for proper documentation for power mobility devices. So he developed a website that walks them through the process.

Fred Jackson makes a living pumping gas

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10/31/2010

Provider Fred Jackson has been spending more time these days hanging around local bars.

Douglas Stallbaumer: Start mapping your future now

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10/31/2010

Douglas Stallbaumer uses a scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to explain why HME providers need a solid business plan. To paraphrase, Alice tells the Cheshire Cat that she doesn't know where she's going. The cat responds that it, therefore, doesn't matter which road she takes.

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