ABNs – Proper Use and Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 1 of 3

June 16, 2014
AMARILLO, TX – CMS requires Medicare health care providers and suppliers to provide Medicare beneficiaries with an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, if the provider thinks Medicare probably (or certainly) will not

Mediware Joins Growing Number of Software Companies for Medtrade

May 12, 2014
ATLANTA – Medtrade may be six months away, but software companies are already staking their claim. More than a dozen software-related companies have already purchased space for the nation’s premiere HME trade show, scheduled for Oct 20-23, 20

Companies that Help Providers Get Paid Buying Space at Medtrade

May 5, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Six months before Medtrade, scheduled for Oct 20-23, 2014, in Atlanta, the themes of efficient operations and smoother billing processes are already gaining traction. Companies such as Kansas-based Strategic AR have already rese

Physicians/Chiropractors Selling O&P – What Stark Says

April 28, 2014
AMARILLO, TX – Orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) can be an important part of a DME supplier’s product mix. The DME supplier’s competitors are not only other DME suppliers, but can also be physicians and chiropractors. Within certain parameter

Entering Into a Properly Structured Medical Director Agreement

April 7, 2014
AMARILLO, TX – Under the Medicare anti-kickback statute, it is a felony for DME suppliers to knowingly or willfully offer or pay any remuneration to induce a person to refer a person for the furnishing, or arranging for the furnishing, of any i

DME MAC Instructions to Physicians – Detecting Scams

March 31, 2014
AMARILLO, TX – When it comes to fraud enforcement, the real power is with the Medicare contractors: DME MACs, ZPICs, the NSC, and even the accrediting organizations. Certainly, the Department of Justice, with the help of the Office of Inspector