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Eight Ways DME Companies Can Thrive in Tough Times

How DME Companies can thrive in tough times?   Several years ago, durable medical equipment competitive bidding was instituted by Medicare and the impact has been dramatic. Competitive bidding was so disruptive to the healthcare market that over 40 percent of DMEs are no longer in existence. Many smaller DMEs that could not successfully compete […]

DMEPOS Medicare Competitive Bidding Temporary Gap Period Lapses

Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics,Orthotics, and Supplies Medicare Competitive Bidding Program: Temporary Gap Period Unless you’re a healthcare worker using durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) or are a home healthcare company, you probably have no idea what Medicare’s DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) is or how it affects healthcare equipment suppliers and patients. […]

World Diabetes Day 2018: Caring For Your Diabetes Supplies

Every year 14 November is marked as the World Diabetes Day. As we prepare to celebrate World Diabetes Day in November, ask what you can do to raise awareness, to get diabetics supplies and other related consumables to patients who find their lifeline cut off or disrupted as refuges and displaced people. Educate the patients about […]

How CMS Payment Rules Have Changed For DMEPOS From July 2014 Till Date

How CMS Payment Rules Have Changed For DMEPOS From July 2014 Till Date

CMS proposed a number of payment policies to durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) from July 2014 till date. Here’s the historical payment rules of each year. CMS Proposed Polices and Payments rates for End-Stage Renal Disease providers for CY 2015 On July 2, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

Is a Merger or Acquisition Right For Your Business Strategy?

Mergers and acquisitions have become a reality in today’s increasingly competitive home medical equipment marketplace. This means smart providers need to understand How M&As work, and how they might ultimately fit into their business strategies? Times are tough for smaller DME suppliers, but the changing healthcare landscape is also impacting larger entities.  Rising costs and […]

Pharmacy Accreditation: Building Community, Building Credibility

Pharmacy accreditation is not just about revenue streams it’s also about being able to service your community. Many pharmacies are exploring the issue of accreditation. They wonder: What will it take?  Will it be worth the time, effort, and investment? Like other DME retailers, pharmacies that want to sell Medicare-reimbursable products first need to become […]

Getting The Right Gear: Taking Charge of Obtaining Durable Medical Equipment

Getting The Right Gear: Taking Charge of Obtaining Durable Medical Equipment

Getting your DME can be a challenging and time consuming process. Using the following information can help to make the process go a little faster, and reduce the chance of denial of coverage by your health insurance carrier. It is important for you to take charge of getting your DME.  You know best what you […]

How Do I Get Authorize to Sell DME and Bill Medicare?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment in the medical equipment industry is expected to increase by 27 percent between 2008 and 2018. The demand for durable medical equipment is not going to slow down any time soon. Items you will need Taxpayer identification number National provider identifier Bank account information Form CMS-588 […]

DME Suppliers as the Whipping Boy Of The Medicare Industry

DME suppliers have a target on their backs. It is likely that they are subjected to the most frequent audits of any type of healthcare provider. The CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing) audits seem to be the most frequent. Although DME represents a small percentage of expenditures on healthcare, in 2015 (the last year for which […]