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In brief: Numotion acquires Monroe Wheelchair, AAH puts Walmart on notice

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02/21/2020

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has acquired Syracuse, N.Y.-based Monroe Wheelchair.

AAHomecare puts Walmart on notice

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02/21/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has a letter to Walmart, reminding the retail giant that both Federal and North Dakota laws prohibit the sale of CPAP devices without a prescription, after Sanford Healthcare was approached by someone who needed help with a device

Medicaid block grants: Make HME part of conversation, says Laura Williard

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02/14/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS in late January took a formal step toward so-called Medicaid block grants with Healthy Adult Opportunity, a pathway for states to receive capped federal funds to deliver and pay for healthcare services for able-bodied adult recipients un

Payer Relations: Maintain working relationships

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02/12/2020

Q. What are some of the most common problems faced when it comes to payer relations?

In brief: CareCentrix modifies CPAP policy, Numotion partners with Paralympian

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02/06/2020

WASHINGTON – CareCentrix has told AAHomecare it plans to modify its new co-pay collections policy for PAP patients with balances of more than 180 days.

According to AAHomecare, CareCentrix plans to modify the policy as follows:

In brief: AAH says to keep using WOPDs; CareCentrix provides additional details on change

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01/17/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare recommends that providers continue to obtain written orders prior to delivery for HME until CMS publishes a “required list.”

Is e-prescribing at a stalemate?

‘It’s really up to the ordering physician or hospital’
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01/10/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Kim Brummett and a group of providers recently briefed a CMS contractor on why there isn’t greater adoption of e-prescribing platforms for HME.

In brief: SMRC warns of audit risk, AAH monitors CareCentrix

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01/10/2020

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.

AAHomecare monitoring CareCentrix policy change

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01/09/2020

WASHINGTON – CareCentrix is withholding payments to providers on PAP and PAP supply patients with co-pay balances more than 180 days old, AAHomecare reports. The new policy will take effect in March.

Payer Relations: Establish a point person

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01/08/2020
David Chandler

Q. What is payer relations and why is it so important?

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