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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.

CMS ushers in Standard Written Order

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01/07/2020

WASHINGTON – Only one type of order is now needed for DMEPOS claims, starting with dates of service Jan. 1, 2020, according to the DME MACs.

To help reduce provider burden, a new Standard Written Order (SWO) replaces the following types of orders:

SMRC warns of audit risk—for ordering practitioners

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01/07/2020

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.

Managed Care, N.C.: Providers use break to address concerns

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01/06/2020

RALEIGH, N.C. – HME providers here got a reprieve in November when North Carolina suspended its transition to Medicaid managed care after Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a $502 million bill to fund it.

Data-driven decisions

‘I want to go fishing where the fish are’
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01/06/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM in November launched Market Data 2.0, a new tool for tapping into its claims database that Ryan Ball says “brings data to life.” 

Clock ticks on bid relief

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01/03/2020

WASHINGTON – As the second session of Congress gets underway this week, stakeholders say it’s time to amplify their efforts seeking relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Providers tighten their belts

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01/03/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – With margins so thin, it’s no surprise that a majority of respondents (20%) to a recent HME Newspoll say their top priority for 2020 is reducing expenses.

In brief: Acquisition joins two ‘strong providers,’ Tricare to cover CPAP

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01/03/2020

GREENSBURG, Pa. – MedCare Equipment Company has purchased the assets of Somerset Med Services.

The 25-year-old Somerset Med Services is a provider of home medical equipment and respiratory therapy services based in Somerset, Pa.

In brief: Rotech strengthens vent biz, Advanced sells home infusion biz

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12/20/2019

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare has acquired the respiratory assets of Good Night Medical.

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