Home medical equipment (HME) ranges the spectrum from incontinence supplies and breathing apparatuses to hospital beds and a variety of mobility devices. There are a few different ways to get the medical equipment and supplies you or a loved one may need; however, some items are not covered by insurance.
Home Medical Equipment (HME) can be vital to patient survival. In the forefront in healthcare, Prior Authorization (PA) needs a considerable amount of attention to streamline efficiencies for prescribing HME. A staggering 91% of all care delays occur because of issues with the PA process, according to an AMA conducted survey. Prior Authorization requirements are [...]
The Current Dilemma with DME Documentation Needs Medical supply companies who provide all types of HME or DME products to patients face a slippery slope when it comes to compliance regulations. The regulations for documentation for proving necessity for an item can be rigorous and complex, and if not careful, suppliers can find themselves in [...]
As most healthcare suppliers know, Medicare’s competitive bid for all Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS) ended January 1, 2019. CMS expects a new competitive bid process will be completed and rolled out by December 31, 2020. This reprieve gives suppliers a two-year window to gain market share, maximize effectiveness, and improve workflows. [...]
Many HME Companies inadvertently focus on billing practices as the primary reason for their high days of sales outstanding (DSOs) but that's not always the case. Here are a few of the most common problems along with some practical solutions to help reduce your DSO's. Problem #1) Incomplete Documentation Never deliver equipment or service to [...]