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People news: AAHomecare, OxySure Systems


AAHomecare has welcomed two new members to its leadership team for the HME/Respiratory Therapy Council.

NSC extends enrollment period


WASHINGTON – The National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) has extended the window period for HME providers to determine whether or not they want to change their enrollment status with Medicare, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

Andrea Stark asks the hard questions

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

HME providers weighed heavily on the mind of Andrea Stark in the wake of the announcement that CMS would reduce payment amounts, on average, 45% as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding.

Top denials and reason codes

Friday, November 2, 2012
Andrea Stark
reimbursement consultant, Mira Vista

Gaining insight into the procedures that are most commonly denied by payers and evaluating the reason codes that accompany the denials can help suppliers modify their clinical documentation and billing practices to prevent denials, reduce claims rework, and improve their cash flow.

PECOS update: This could be big

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

John Shirvinsky, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) sent me this email a few minutes ago. This is such important information that I asked John if I could share his email and he said yes. So here it is:

The inevitable audit and empowered provider


So many audits, so little time! That's how many suppliers are describing the overwhelming number of audit requests they are receiving from CMS's contractors.

Rein in your accounts receivable


Andrea Stark discusses ways to rein in accounts receivable.