While we are waiting for CMS to compile the relief rate allowable (fee schedule) file, here are the short term reactions you may see in HDMS! Click on Medicare Minute to get a 1 minute lesson!
March Webinar Wrap Up!
This month it was my pleasure to present our exciting new appointment tool, HDMS Scheduler. Get all of the transparency across locations you've been looking for without the hassle of shared calendars! If you missed it, click on the pic below to watch the video! Future webinar topic requests? Leave me a comment below!
March 1st BCBSM Capped Rental Changes: Take Action!
With only a few days remaining until changes take effect for Blue Cross of Michigan capped rentals, If you are a Blue Cross of Michigan Provider please review the information below and take action. Prepare for Blue Cross of Michigan Capped Rental Rules Change! Unfamiliar with what's going on? Get the foundation here, then work toward step 3 :) Step 1: get...
February Webinar Wrap Up!
Yesterday we hosted our monthly webinar, this month's focus was how to "Dig Deep into Denials". In case you missed it or want to review the written materials, access them here: Copy of presentation materials: Dig Deep Into Denials Or watch the recorded session with audio here. ~Thanks to all of our collaborators & and attendees! Lisa
BCBSM publishes RFP for DME/POS for 2.4 Million Members
After several major changes published by Blue Cross of Michigan in 2017 Q4, we see biggest news come in the way of a Request for Proposal they have published seeking DME/P&O vendors who could "achieve benefit cost savings for 2.4 million Commercial PPO members in Michigan". They go on to indicate that they are looking for cost-effective, high quality equipment and supplies and plan to...
Northwood adopts new policy
In the bulletin Northwood published February 5th, we see that effective February 1st they have adopted the Medicare rental equipment guidelines. They outline the common practice of requiring new Prior Authorization, Face to Face documentation, and Prescription/CMN when a patient changes from one insurance to a Northwood Policy. The last bullet point indicates that this DOES NOT AFFECT patients...
Looking forward to spring... and Medtrade Vegas 2018!
Looking forward to spring? So are we! We're getting away from the cold weather for a short trip to Vegas for Medtrade Spring 2018, an annual tradition. Check out this article where Dave Golen Sr, VP of Business Development shares his advice to HME Providers shopping for a new software solution at Medtrade Spring 2018.
Monthly Webinar Series: February Dig Deep into Denials
Join us every Third Thursday @Three for a free HDMS related webinar. This month: Dig Deep into Denials with Lisa Anderson. What are you denial responses really telling you? Let's dig into common responses and remedy them with HDMS! Click here to register.
U-NEWS! January 2018 Newsletter
The January Edition of U-News is here! Click on the excerpt below to view all of the industry news, hot topics, & upcoming events!
BC of MI announces capped rental changes
Initially mentioned in December and repeated in January; BCBSM has announced big changes for the way DME claims will process. With the changes indicated as effective March 1st, 2018, below are some highlights and our open list of questions. DME Payment Policy Changes Capped rentals will move from 10 months to 13 months rental RUL for capped rentals moves from 3 years to 5 years ...