WEBINARS

Accreditation University offers webinars on various topics relevant to the industries we serve. Here you will find recordings of past webinars available on demand.

DMEPOS WEBINARS

Schemes, Scams, and Flim Flams: How the DME Supplier Can Recognize Fraud Landmines

It would be nice if DME suppliers operated in the “real world" the world inhabited by auto parts stores and widget manufacturers. Unfortunately, suppliers are not in the real world. They are in Alice in Wonderland where “up is down, down is up, and every day they climb through the proverbial rabbit hole.”
In this alternative universe, DME suppliers are subjected to numerous federal and state anti-fraud statutes and regulations. What would be perfectly acceptable in the auto parts world may be a felony in the health care world.
This program will discuss the many anti-fraud statutes and regulations that the DME supplier must follow. More importantly, this program will teach the supplier how to recognize fraud landmines.

Examples of these fraud landmines include:
(i) paying commissions to 1099 independent contractor marketing reps
(ii) routinely waiving co-payments
(iii) violating the telephone solicitation statute and Supplier Standard #11
(iv) furnishing prohibited gifts to physicians and prospective customers

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Oxygen: Restarting the 36 Months, Pre-Screens, Use of Concentrators, and Other Hot Button Issues

The demand for oxygen is increasing exponentially which creates opportunities for the innovative DME supplier. This program discusses the legal pitfalls to avoid as the supplier serves the oxygen market.
Topics will include:

  • When a supplier takes over oxygen patients from another supplier, when can the new supplier re-start the 36-month rental period?
  • What constitutes abandonment?
  • What happens to oxygen patients when a supplier files for bankruptcy?
  • Can a supplier provide free pre-screens to prospective patients? How about to existing patients?
  • Can a supplier allow a patient to use a concentrator until the patient undergoes an oximetry test?

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The Roller Coaster Ride Isn't Quite Over: DME Hot Button Issues Facing DMEPOS Providers

Part One

Watch Part One of this webinar series for DMEPOS providers. This webinar includes a discussion about competitive bidding, strategies for dealing with industry cuts, a discussion about cash sales, and responding to increased aggressiveness of CMS contractors.

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The Roller Coaster Ride Isn't Quite Over: DME Hot Button Issues Facing DMEPOS Providers

Part Two

Watch Part Two of this webinar series for DMEPOS providers. This webinar includes a discussion about competitive bidding, strategies for dealing with industry cuts, a discussion about cash sales, and responding to increased aggressiveness of CMS contractors.

Download the slides here.

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ZPICs, Accrediting Organizations, and the NSC: How to Avoid Problems
Part Two
This is Part Two of our series about ZPICs, Accrediting Organizations, and the NSC: How to Avoid Problems. This webinar will include a discussion about aggressive activity in the DME industry, steps to reduce cash-flow cutoff, patient protection and the Affordable Care Act, and conduct for the Self-Audit.

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ZPICs, Accrediting Organizations, and the NSC: How to Avoid Problems 

Part One

This is Part One of our series about ZPICs, Accrediting Organizations, and the NSC: How to Avoid Problems. This webinar will include a discussion about aggressive activity in the DME industry, steps to reduce cash-flow cutoff, patient protection and the Affordable Care Act, and conduct for the Self-Audit.

WATCH ON DEMAND