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Dreaming of Better Days
Plagued by competitive bidding and other challenges, the sleep market has reason for optimism
2012 January issue
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New Opportunities in Oxygen
A new model is required to succeed in the oxygen delivery industry
Breath of Fresh Air
New technologies and strategies are reinvigorating the oxygen HME market
In Search of Compliance
Market success depends on getting sleep-disorder breathing patients to use therapy devices
Portable Oxygen on the Rise
Improved reliability suggests big changes
Sea Puffers Cruises Welcome Oxygen Users with Wanderlust
People who use oxygen can still travel the world, even by cruise ship.
New Oxygen Policy Synchronizes RULs
Industry consultant Andrea Stark of MiraVista LLC offers a clear explanation of how CMS' new reasonable useful lifetime (RUL) policy for stationary and portable oxygen equipment affects HME suppliers.
There Is No Breathing Easy with Competitive Bidding
Even as CMS maintains it hasn't received many complaints about competitive bidding, problems continue to surface. AMEPA reported one from a North Miami, Fla., woman who just wanted to breathe.
Oxygen: Not for the Faint of Heart
Oxygen delivery systems may be the least understood and least appreciated machines in the eyes of government regulators.
Mary Ellen Conway
Annual Education Requirements
Prepare early for the training CMS requires of all HME/DME technical staff
Colette A. Weil
Capturing Media Attention
Smart strategies for getting free exposure for your HME/DME company
Working Down Denials
Knowledge Is Power
If you know what you’re dealing with, you can avoid or reverse K0858 denials
The MPP Battle Plan
The struggle for an alternative to the Medicare bidding program is far from over
Rounding the Corner
Ready to rely less on reimbursements?
Medicare reimbursement fees are arbitrary and artificial, bearing no resemblance to actual HME/DME...
Attestations and Addendums
Both are allowed when responding to Medicare audits
Time for Teamwork
Support the HME/DME industry by joining state and national associations
Valuating Your HME/DME
Your company is worth what someone is willing to pay for it
Using an accurate oximeter to monitor saturation goals
The Bottom Line
The Extra Mile
How can HME providers continue to step up after natural disasters?
Evaluating Software Vendors
What to look for when choosing a software system
Medicare Mail Order Claims
Streamlining your processes in the event of an audit
Certified Accessibility Specialists
Help your patients stay home longer
Jeffrey S. Baird
Too Many Hats
Why the CEO should not serve as the compliance officer
Louis Feuer, MA, MSW
Expanding Your Network
Generating new business is a critical concern for today’s HME/DME professional
Cara C. Bachenheimer
Washington Wit & Wisdom
Ensuring Access to Quality CRT
Legislation has been introduced to protect consumers in this critical category
Uniting the Industry
One voice, one purpose, one national association
Kelly J. Riley
All Things Respiratory
Stake Your Claim
Tips for getting Positive Airway Therapy claims paid
Programs improve internal communication
Jeffrey S. Baird
Blessing in Disguise
Opportunities for the competitive bid contract “loser”
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