Moving the HME Industry Forward

Billing/Reimbursement

  • ALJ Backlog - Latest Development
    August 21, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - The current administrative appeals process is beyond unfair to DME suppliers. A supplier will get hit with a post-payment audit involving multiple patients. The auditing contractor will look for reasons to deny the claims and seek recoupment. The contractor will send a recoupment letter to the supplier … and then the administrative appeals process begins. If the supplier timely appeals to the redetermination stage, then CMS will be unable to offset against payments in the pipeline, and against future payments, to pay for the claims denied during the audit. read more »

  • Mobile Tech Session Spotlight – Wisdom at Medtrade
    August 21, 2017

    ATLANTA - Mobile technology beckons providers who are committed to fully joining the 21st century, but do the numbers add up? Medtrade attendees can explore the how and why of “going mobile” during a 90-minute educational session scheduled for Oct 24, from 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., in room C204 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. read more »

  • Registration Now Open for the Brightree Summit
    August 14, 2017

    ATLANTA - The Brightree Summit is back. The 2017 Brightree Summit, Brightree’s one-day user conference on Oct. 23 at the Omni Hotel Atlanta, showcases many of the products and services Brightree offers the HME industry. The Summit will be held in conjunction with Medtrade, so attendees can maximize their time and travel budgets to attend the two events together. Medtrade (www.medtrade.com) runs Oct 23-25, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. read more »

  • Aug 11 Deadline - Accepting HME Audit Key Data
    August 07, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC - Don't miss this opportunity to help make a case against the broken audit and appeal system. Participate in the HME Audit Key data submission period, covering the time period through the 2nd Quarter of 2017, open until August 11. read more »

  • Success with Traditional Payors
    July 31, 2017

    ATLANTA – Much has been made of the caretailing phenomenon throughout the HME world, but plenty of providers still rely on traditional payors such as Medicare and third party insurance. When Medtrade convenes from Oct 23-25, 2017, in Atlanta, wisdom will be in high supply during a variety of informative educational sessions. read more »

  • Brightree Acquires AllCall Connect for Expanded CPAP Resupply Capabilities and Better Patient Care
    July 10, 2017

    ATLANTA – July 5, 2017 – Brightree LLC, the leading provider of cloud-based software to improve business and clinical performance of post-acute care organizations, announced today that it has acquired AllCall Connect, a provider of a live-calling solution for CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) patient resupply. read more »

  • Brightree Summit Back at Medtrade
    June 26, 2017

    ATLANTA – Brightree customers have two compelling reasons to make a trip to Atlanta this October—the Brightree Summit and Medtrade. Atlanta-based software stalwart Brightree will again host its Brightree Summit on day one (Oct 23) of Medtrade. The event takes place at the Omni Hotel, which is connected to Medtrade’s home at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »