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Report: Medicare Overpaid for PMD Repairs

Based on a sampling of claims, an HHS OIG report estimates that Medicare improperly paid for $8 million in power mobility device repairs.

Breastfeeding Coalition Calls for Increased Reimbursement

As the price for hard-to-find formula skyrockets, the AAHomecare group calls on private payer insurance and Medicaid programs to increase coverage for breast pumps and supplies.

ATLAS TECHNOLOGY Enters Canadian Market

HME and CRT software and business services company is now offering its four key service brands to Canadian providers.

Observation Deck

A Closer Look at DME MACs’ Removal of Oxygen CMN Requirement for the PHE

The clarification gives Oxygen providers a clear path forward for claims for the duration of the Covid-19 PHE. What about the long term?

AAHomecare Creates Incontinence Advocacy Resources

Letter and infographic are designed to help HME advocates engage Medicaid programs on the challenges facing patients’ access to incontinence supplies.

Revenue Cycle Management

2022 HME Business Handbook: Revenue Cycle Management

How Outsourcing Has Dominated the HME Billing Market

Observation Deck

The Audit Increase HMEs Can Expect in Coming Months

HME Strategy

2022 HME Business Handbook: HME Strategy

Preparing For Value- and Outcomes-Based Care For HME

Payer Relations

2022 HME Business Handbook: Payer Relations

Negotiating With Payers Preparation Is The Key

Podcast

Simplifying the Transition to Homecare

How do HME providers benefit from smoother coordination with referral partners, payers, caregivers and patients during the move to care in the home?



HHS Will Extend Covid-19 PHE Beyond July 16

With another extension now expected, several reimbursement and regulatory policies impacting HME will continue as long as the PHE remains in effect.

AAHomecare Letter Requests Relaxed PAP Compliance

The message is designed to help sleep providers grappling with supply problems ask payers to relax technology-related compliance requirements.

CMS Removing CMN, DIF Requirements

CMS will discontinue the need for certificates of medical necessity and DME information forms, starting with claims with a date of service on or after Jan. 1, 2023. 

Podcast

Healthcare Vertical Integration and HME

What is vertical integration and how could it impact HME providers? Payer relations expert Laura Williard discusses the trend and the strategies being developed for dealing with it.

Key Committees Reviewing N.Y. Rate Floor Bills

As the Assembly Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee review companion bills, Empire State providers are urged to support the legislation.

Observation Deck

H.R. 6641’s Reimbursement Ripple Effect

Success on H.R. 6641 could have wide-ranging impacts on DME reimbursement across a spectrum of payers far beyond Medicare. It’s essential that providers help raise the visibility of the bill.

HHS Extends COVID-19 PHE

The public health emergency, as well as the regulatory relaxations and reimbursement guidelines associated with it, will continue for another 90 days.

Podcast

Whither Competitive Bidding Round 2024?

Kim Brummett of AAHomecare breaks down how the next round of competitive bidding might play out, what CMS might do, and where the program might be headed in the future.

Jeffrey S. Baird

Provider Strategy

DME Compliance Guide in a Nutshell

Here's a rundown of the compliance requirements providers must remember to keep at the top of their minds.

CMS Approves ARPA Relief for Ohio

The Ohio Department of Medicaid can now distribute Federal relief for Home and Community-Based Service providers, including DME suppliers.

HME Business Podcast