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Re: DME Start up
Posted by: Carlos Almonte (Host IP Logged)
Date: December 26, 2016 01:13PM

To all starting a DME startup, contact me I can help with marketing.expidientsolutions@gmail.com

Re: DME Start up
Posted by: Tony (Host IP Logged)
Date: January 18, 2017 10:42PM

Hi JD,
I'd like to speak with you offline... tony@tonynd.com

I am starting a DME and need help finding a company to do the billing for me.

Re: DME Start up
Posted by: Tony (Host IP Logged)
Date: January 18, 2017 10:43PM

Hi JD,
I'd like to speak with you tony@tonynd.com

I am starting a DME and need help finding a company to do the billing for me.

Re: DME Start up
Posted by: Veronica (Host IP Logged)
Date: February 28, 2017 01:56AM

If your company is in need of billing or needs any consulting on marketing, please email me

Re: DME Start up
Posted by: Roni Pidcock (Host IP Logged)
Date: March 01, 2017 11:39PM

I have been in this industry for 20+ years.I own a DME Consulting Service. I'll be able to connect you to the right people for your billing needs. Feel free to email me, info@rrmedhealthconsulting.com

Re: DME Start up
Posted by: Dennis Kline (Host IP Logged)
Date: May 02, 2017 01:15PM

I've been in the DME/HME business for about 25 years. Got in around 1992. Used to be great fun but as someone else has mentioned "it's not for the faint of heart". Reimbursements have been lowered to a point of extremely tight, if any, margins in most product categories. Oversight is rampant and ongoing, for good reason due to all the fraud and abuse. First, being approved as a Medicare provider will go a long way in the future; I've been one for the whole 25 years. It's your gateway into most private pay and Medicaid contracts, assuming the private payers you're seeking are accepting new companies. The road to becoming a Medicare provider has become significantly more arduous that it used to be...licensure, background checks, Accreditation, insurance requirements, site inspection, etc., etc. Figure a good 6-9 months before being approved, during which time you may, or may not, be able to conduct any business. Then you need a good biller and collector. You'll be constantly denied or your claims will be audited, sometimes before you're paid and sometimes afterward. The auditing process is draconian in some regards and there is a 4 step appeal process. Currently this process is taking several years, during which your reimbursement is held up or, if you've been paid, they may have the right to recover. While a clean Medicare claim is typically paid in 3-4 weeks, private pay claims can take months. You'll need exceptional software that will allow you to file most claims electronically, which will speed up the reimbursement process. There's much more to the DME/HME business and if I was considering getting in now I probably wouldn't. The road is strewn with companies that have gone out of business, especially in the last several years. Read up, do some research, get HME News (say you're a consultant), talk to current owners, etc. Then think about it very carefully, you're in for one heck of a roller-coaster ride.

Re: DME Start up
Posted by: Kevin (Host IP Logged)
Date: May 24, 2017 09:57PM

Can someone please help clarify, since I am new to the DME field. For online stores selling retail products (such as retail wheelchairs/powerchairs), is the DME license and physical location still required?

Re: DME Start up
Posted by: Todd O'Dell (Host IP Logged)
Date: July 26, 2017 10:54AM

I'm an independent rep with my own LCC. My business is at the point now, where I would like to get my own DME license instead of using other companies as my billing arms. I'm in the orthopedic, wound, and chronic pain spaces. Can anyone help me with how to start this process? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Re: DME Start up
Posted by: Albert (Host IP Logged)
Date: October 17, 2017 09:03PM

I have been involved in the DME arena and have found there are many options to get started but it is best to start with a supply company that offers full support.

Sometimes you can go through a number of suppliers before you find a good one.

If you want some dos and donts tips shoot me an email.

physicianancillarytechnologies@gmail.com

Good luckAlbert

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