DME billers and coders

  • DME Billing Services
    Basics to Open DME Business

    Basics to Open DME Business

    A DME (Durable Medical Equipment) business is a company that deals in healthcare-related items intended for use in the home for an extended period. There are multiple products in DME e.g., wheelchairs, glucose monitors hospital beds, and nebulizers, etc. These products are often covered by insurance plans and Medicare that the equipments are planned for long-term use. Starting a DME business allows you to sell and distribute durable products to those who require them, you will receive payment against these products either directly or through an insurance company that covers DME products. Planning A perfect plan is required for success as an entrepreneur. This will help you to organize and specifies of your business and find some unknowns. Here are some topics to look at: COST: What can be the start-up and ongoing costs? Target: Identify the target market? Pricing: What will you charge the customers? Brand Name: What will be the name of your business? Cost to open a DME / Home health medical supply If you are planning a storefront, finding a good location should be one of the top priority. An average retail showroom can be approximately 1500 square feet, with additional space for storage. According some…

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    Digging Deep in DME coding: External Elements that streamline your Medical Billing

    Medical billing and coding from the outside may look like an easy on the run job, but it has much more intricacies that what you can imagine. The Durable Medical Equipment charges, which have different ‘codifications’, altogether are is making life worse for DME owners to sustain a streamlined revenue cycle, as most of the claims are being denied or delayed due to incorrect coding or billing information. The moot question that arises here is how can DME suppliers go to the root cause of the daily coding issues. Can they use external elements to streamline their entire billing cycle and aging AR days? Let’s find out. If you are into medical billing and coding, durable medical equipment may scare you as its coding complexities are deeply rooted in HCPCS or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Level II codes and Medicare’s policies. Not to worry, as there are many ways to fine-tune your DME coding abilities by digging into the DME and exploiting how to properly assign HCPCS Level II codes for billing. Firstly, one needs to start by getting their hands dirty and scooping away the top layer of DME by defining it. Next, you need to dig deeper…

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    Best Practices to Optimize your AR days for DME facilities

    Best Practices to Optimize your AR days for DME facilities

    A professional DME facilities and billing workflow ensure to have increased revenue. With errors and mistakes in your DME billing, the process for claims management is hindered and thereby the Accounts Receivable (AR) collections have a deep impact overall reducing the healthy cash inflows. So what are the best practices to optimize your AR days for DME facilities? Here are some 5 simple yet effective ways to make effective your billing efficiency and thereby speed up the A/R collections at your practice Authentication & eligibility of insurance coverage This is most necessary to make sure that when the DME services are billed, the patient’s insurance coverage has been confirmed and the services/equipment are covered by the insurance or by the Medicare. If not, this could lead to delays in payment and resubmissions which could prove costly in the long run Trained in-house staff or Get Outsourced expertise No matter what you go for in-house DME billing or outsource, workers employed in handling the claims submission need to be knowledgeable about the different rules and requirements for claims submissions. The healthcare regulation changes can impact the RCM process and DME services can see reimbursement rates drop by 60% percent at any…

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