Effective Collection Policies Key to Survival in New Era

July 29, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS—In a move that highlights the growing importance of capturing patient revenue, business management software mainstay Brightree LLC will enter into a relationship with Strategic AR. Strategic AR is a software and services company f

Electronic Consent by a Medicare Beneficiary to be Called by a DME Provider

July 21, 2013
AMARILLO, TX – In prior Medtrade Monday articles, I have written about the fact that the CMS contractors (NSC, ZPICs) are focusing on whether DME suppliers are calling Medicare beneficiaries in violation of the telephone solicitation statute an

“Never Been More Important to Attend Medtrade”

July 15, 2013
ORLANDO, FL – With Medicare revenues plummeting, the technology gurus are sending a clear message; Find an effective way to go after the largest untapped area of revenue—the patient. “If you don’t have processes wrapped around how to go a

Fastrack Acquired by Mediware Information Systems

July 1, 2013
LENEXA, KS – Industry mainstay Fastrack Healthcare Systems Inc has been acquired by Mediware Information Systems Inc, a HME and home infusion therapy software company. The transaction brings more than 300 new customers, in addition to the services

CMS Delays PECOS Phase 2 Implementation; Brummett Joins AAHomecare Team

April 29, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – Citing “technical issues,” CMS has decided to delay implementation of Phase Two of the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS). Originally scheduled to begin on May 1, Phase Two would have checked claims fo

Subcontract Agreements: Hot Buton Issues in the Comp Bidding Arena

April 22, 2013
AMARILLO, TX – CMS announced the final rule for competitive bidding on April 10, 2007.1 In the final rule, CMS indicated that contract suppliers may subcontract with non-contract suppliers as long as the subcontractor has not been “excluded f