California HMDR Exemptee Online Training Certification Course

California HMDR Exemptee Online Training Certification Course

  • $525 per student
  • For home medical device retailers (HMDR)
  • Accepted by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – Food and Drug Branch
  • Earns a course completed training certificate accepted by the CDPH to include with your HMDR Exemptee license application

California HMDR Exemptee Online Training Certification Course

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How the Medicare CPAP Payment Prohibition Affects Your Business – HomeCare

According to the article:

“The increased demand for CPAPs and disposables creates opportunities for home medical equipment (HME) and durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers. But a word of caution: The supplier can have no involvement with a home sleep test (HST) administered to a patient covered by Medicare fee-for-service (FFS).”

“In short, Medicare will not pay ABC for the CPAP if ABC is the provider of the sleep test. That term is defined as “the individual or entity that directly or indirectly administers and/or interprets the sleep test and/or furnishes the sleep test device used to administer the sleep test.””

Read the full source article:  How the Medicare CPAP Payment Prohibition Affects Your Business – HomeCare


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Travel-Friendly CPAP Devices Side-by-Side Comparison Guide (August 2019) – Sleep Review Mag

“Sleep Review’s matrix compares features such as dimensions, weight, noise level, interface compatibility, operating pressure range, operating modes, features, warranty, and additional information for the following devices: Breas Medical Inc Z2 Auto, Drive Devilbiss Healthcare IntelliPAP2 CPAP System, Philips DreamStation Go, and ResMed AirMini.”

“View the full matrix at a legible size, download it, or print it:”  TravelCPAPGuide (PDF)

Read the full article:  Travel-Friendly CPAP Devices Side-by-Side Comparison Guide (August 2019) – Sleep Review Mag


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At Least 2.5 Million Home Health Patients Using Medical Equipment Vulnerable to Natural Disasters – HomeHealthCareNews

““Health care trends suggest that 2.5 million number is just going to continue to grow as more people opt to age in place,” Marriele Mango, lead author of the study and resilient power fellowship program associate for Clean Energy Group, told HHCN. “In the end, energy security just isn’t there for them in the way that it is in a nursing home, assisted living home or a hospital.”

In the event of a natural disaster, lack of energy security can be fatal.”

Read the full source article:  At Least 2.5 Million Home Health Patients Using Medical Equipment Vulnerable to Natural Disasters – HomeHealthCareNews.com

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When Does the 36-Month Oxygen Rental Period Restart? – HomeCareMag.com

The headline article is a nice little resource.  It’s a well-organized piece written by Jeffrey S. Baird.  In the article, the author answers the question to:

“Providers often ask: “Are there scenarios in which the HME provider can start over the initial 36-month rental period?” The answer is yes. The following will review each of these scenarios.”

Read the source article:  When Does the 36-Month Oxygen Rental Period Restart? – HomeCareMag.com


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Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Bust – FBI.gov

Read the full article:  Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Bust – FBI Announces Results of Operation Brace Yourself – FBI.gov

The FBI & DOJ targeted alleged schemes involving the payment of illegal kickbacks and bribes by DME companies in exchange for the referral of Medicare beneficiaries by medical professionals working with fraudulent telemedicine companies for back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces that were medically unnecessary. Some of the defendants allegedly controlled an international telemarketing network that lured over hundreds of thousands of elderly and/or disabled patients into a criminal scheme that crossed borders, involving call centers in the Philippines and throughout Latin America.

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Federal Indictments & Law Enforcement Actions in One of the Largest Health Care Fraud Schemes Involving Telemedicine and Durable Medical Equipment Marketing Executives Results in Charges Against 24 Individuals Responsible for Over $1.2 Billion in Losses – Justice.gov


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Budget neutrality dampens certain oxygen reimbursement | HME News

Budget neutrality dampens certain oxygen reimbursement | HME News

“These additional cuts for home oxygen therapy are certain to impact providers and patients in rural and other non-CBA areas,” stated AAHomecare in a bulletin. “Since CMS has repeatedly made it clear that they do not believe they have the statutory authority to address the budget neutrality offset, the HME community needs to make this a priority for advocacy efforts in the 116th Congress.”

Read the source article: Budget neutrality dampens certain oxygen reimbursement | HME News


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Innovative HME Retail Product Award Winners Make Their Case at Medtrade | HomeCare Magazine



“The purpose of the retail awards competition is to promote and recognize products that contribute to providers’ bottom lines though cash sales. Representatives from seven companies made their case to session attendees, who along with judges, voted on their top three choices.”

Read the full source article: Innovative HME Retail Product Award Winners Make Their Case at Medtrade | HomeCare Magazine

The top 3 HME retail products were:

  1. The Flyp Nebulizer from Convexity Scientific
  2. The DFree from Triple W—a wearable device that can track the progression of bladder movements (for incontinence) using non-invasive ultrasonic sensors
  3. The Jazzy Air 2 scooter from Pride Mobility

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Amazon in Talks with Xealth, Forays in to Medical Supplies – Nasdaq.com

Read the full article:  Amazon in Talks with Xealth, Forays into Medical Supplies – Nasdaq.com

“Amazon is striving to make the patient’s access to medical supplies easier and comfortable with the help of this project. Notably, this project will allow the doctors to prescribe medical products necessary for their patients after a surgery or in general cases through the hospital’s online portal.”

 


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OIG to CMS: Take stronger look at ‘place-of-service’ claims | HME News

“The report found:  For 72% of inappropriate claims, DME suppliers failed to correctly code the SNF as a facility. Instead, they coded the place of service as the beneficiary’s home, thus enabling the claims to bypass the edit that rejects separate payment for most DME provided at facilities. By definition, SNFs provide primarily skilled care and thus cannot be considered beneficiary homes.”

Read the full source article: OIG to CMS: Take stronger look at ‘place-of-service’ claims | HME News

Read the OIG report:  CMS Did Not Detect Some Inappropriate Claims for Durable Medical Equipment in Nursing Facilities


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