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Moving the HME Industry Forward

Billing/Reimbursement

  • Re-Start of the 36-Month Oxygen Rental Term
    June 19, 2017

    There are a number of scenarios in which a DME supplier can re-start the 36 month oxygen rental term. read more »

  • Medtrade Exhibitor Brightree Acquires Conduit Technology LLC
    June 12, 2017

     ATLANTA – Medtrade exhibitor Brightree LLC, provider of cloud-based software to improve business and clinical performance of post-acute care organizations, has acquired Conduit Technology, LLC. Conduit is a provider of documentation and workflow solutions. Conduit Technology’s flagship product, Conduit Office, is the engine behind Brightree’s solution called MyForms. read more »

  • CGS and the 60-Day Rule
    June 05, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - In prior articles, I discussed Section 6402 of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and subsequent regulations that state that if a DME supplier suspects (or reasonably should suspect) that it should not have been paid for certain claims, then it has six months to investigate whether such claims were appropriate and, if inappropriate, to quantify the overpayment. read more »

  • Mediware Acquires Kinnser, Providers Tout Software Solutions
    June 05, 2017

    LENEXA, KS - Mediware Information Systems Inc has finalized an agreement to acquire Kinnser Software Inc, a provider of software solutions for home health and hospice providers. The transaction, backed by TPG Capital, enables Mediware to expand its portfolio in the home health and hospice space, creating an integrated, high-growth software provider for the alternate care market. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the second quarter and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. read more »

  • Billing Non-Assigned - Frequently Asked Questions - Part 3
    May 22, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - The DME industry, as we know it today, has been around for about 40 years. It is a young industry. For the first 30 years of its existence, there was little government oversight on the DME industry. This has changed. Over the last 10 years, it feels like the government is making up for lost time. read more »

  • Billing Non-Assigned - Frequently Asked Questions - Part 2
    May 15, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - The DME industry, as we know it today, has been around for about 40 years. It is a young industry. For the first 30 years of its existence, there was little government oversight on the DME industry. This has changed. Over the last 10 years, it feels like the government is making up for lost time. read more »

  • Billing Non-Assigned - Frequently Asked Questions
    May 08, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - The DME industry, as we know it today, has been around for about 40 years. It is a young industry. For the first 30 years of its existence, there was little government oversight on the DME industry. This has changed. Over the last 10 years, it feels like the government is making up for lost time. read more »

  • Seeking Bankruptcy Protection Against Overpayment
    May 01, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - When it comes to the collection of overpayments by CMS, DME suppliers are caught in an Orwellian time warp. read more »

  • Keep Compliant and Bill On
    April 10, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - Let’s be honest. Nobody really likes surprises unless it’s your birthday. And even then, some of us would rather know what to expect. So, when the surprise is an unannounced site visit from the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC), the surprise could cost you your provider transaction access number (PTAN) and a substantial part of your livelihood. But if you are compliant, these surprise visits do not have to distract you from more important things, like taking care of your patients. read more »

  • Switching Suppliers - New Physician Order Not Required
    April 03, 2017

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