In the durable medical equipment (DME) industry, efficiency is paramount to success. Having efficient business processes ensures seamless operations, minimal waste of resources, timely delivery of products, and optimized patient outcomes. To achieve greater efficiency, many DME providers are now adopting business technology tools to better manage their workflows and improve their patients’ overall experience.
Running a durable medical equipment (DME) business is a tough gig. Every day, you have to juggle a million different tasks, including processing reimbursement claims and following up with patients. With so much to do, it’s inevitable for some things — like tidying up and keeping things organized — to fall through the cracks.
Durable medical equipment (DME) billing is a tedious process that takes up a lot of your team’s time and energy. It requires them to coordinate with different parties as well as an in-depth understanding of the codes required when submitting claims to Medicare and private insurance providers.
Durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies is a competitive industry, made even more so by the bidding process set by the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). The MMA requires durable medical equipment (DME) businesses to submit bids to provide certain items and supplies to Medicare beneficiaries living in competitive bidding areas.
Many durable medical equipment (DME) providers today leverage digital communication channels to get in touch with their customers. And it’s not hard to see why — email, chat, and SMS are easy and convenient ways to take orders, verify insurance information, and carry out other processes involved in DME resupply.
As a person gets older, they become more susceptible to a host of diseases. Some of these can be potentially life-threatening, as is the case with heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Fortunately, there are effective treatments available for these, which alongside a balanced diet and regular exercise can help in managing such illnesses and and enjoying a good quality of life.
Purchasing durable medical equipment (DME) today is easier than ever before, thanks to technological advancements and new processes implemented by DME providers and insurance carriers. However, it may still be confusing for many patients, especially when it comes to figuring out their insurance coverage.
Many people living with a chronic illness or injury rely on home healthcare products to attain a good quality of life. Such products are categorized as durable medical equipment (DME) and disposable medical supplies. While both are designed to help patients manage their condition, the two categories are distinct from each other.
Millions of people across the United States use some form of durable medical equipment (DME). For them, DME is a necessity — without it, they could not get around, go about their daily activities, or get relief from the symptoms of their illness.
Advancements in technology have made purchasing DME far easier and more convenient.
Product delivery is a critical part of any durable medical equipment (DME) business. It’s also one of the most time-consuming and challenging, as it involves tackling several different tasks at once, from planning optimized routes to managing customer expectations.