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This speaker will focus on hospital readmissions by COPD patient. She will discuss how a patient care plan and a team of caregivers, including the DME, can help reduce readmissions to the hospital after an exacerbation of COPD.

Illiquid Markets. Money Management

In this session Jim and Mark will introduce what new partners Live Well, Promenade, and Shark Tank winner Fire Avert bring for opportunity to VGM/AHIA will also update a great new program offered by Home Advisor along with other little known valuable vendor in the know and attend this session.

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Ryan Ball, director, VGM Market Data, has worked in the healthcare industry for The VGM Group, for over a decade as director of VGM Market Data and various analyst roles within VGM Government & Regulatory department. Prior to working as a regulatory analyst, Ryan worked as a political campaign consultant, focusing primarily on developing and analyzing data to identify statistically-significant market trends and make recommendations on efficient resource allocation. For the past 8 years, Ryan has been the director of VGM Market Data and works with VGM members to provide market intelligence data to identify key referral source opportunities in their markets and provides tools to provide actionable intelligence to post-acute healthcare sales/marketing teams.

Paula is a Registered Nurse and now holds the position of Medical Review Examiner/DME Education Representative for all states under Noridians contract jurisdiction. As an Education Representative, Paula is responsible for offering support to Noridians supplier community creating and presenting training courses involving detailed billing, coding, and coverage guidelines to ensure correct claim submission resulting in proper Medicare DME payments. As a Medical Review Examiner, Paula is responsible for complex medical review of claims for both Noridian contract jurisdictions.

As payer policies dictate and limit coverage and payment for home infusion therapies, it is imperative that home infusion operations become aware of common operational insufficiencies that can be improved in order to continue to provide clinically appropriate care within the limitations of coverage and reduced payment. Rodney Wright will use benchmarking data and his experience from 75+ years in the home infusion industry to identify gaps and discuss opportunities for operational improvements.

Margins are the thinnest they have ever been and every penny counts. Therefore, one of the most important revenue sources is the collection of copayments, but it can also be one of the most difficult areas to manage. DME suppliers may find it surprising that, as a general rule, they are required to collect for copayments from commercial patients the same way that suppliers are required to collect from Medicare beneficiaries. This presentation presenter will discuss what the law requires regarding the collection of copayments from Medicare beneficiaries and from patients covered by commercial insurance.

Hands on demonstration of Best Bath Barrier Free shower installation. With hands on instructions, trouble shoot issues that may arise in the field, interactive session, with real advice from other Dealers of product. Additional time spent identify other areas within the bathroom while modifying the shower area that could be improved for additional safety.

Shrinking reimbursement has forced changes to the traditional long-term oxygen model. Service has mostly disappeared, and products have largely become commoditized. Still, more change is inevitable. Highly successful technology companies, such as Apple and IBM, are innovating how to provide care. In the near future, care will be driven from the patient's perspective. These companies are masters of intuitive interface design and simplified complexity. With a deep understanding of end-user needs, products will be designed to offer solutions to common problems and will afford business advantages to providers and outcome benefits to clinicians. This presenter will review the processes involved in human factors engineering and its role in developing future oxygen systems.

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