Focus Speaker Spotlight: Making Operations and Billing a Success in Today’s Environment

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Sunday, February 3, 2019, 9:45 - 11:30 AM
How to Make Operations and Billing a Success in Today's Environment: A Best Practice Approach

Miriam Lieber, President, Lieber Consulting, LLC. & Ronda Buhrmester, Director of Reimbursement, VGM Group, Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the implications of accepting assignment versus filing non assigned claims
  • Discuss how to employ ABNs and product upgrades for specific customers
  • Identify common billing mishaps and ways to avoid them
  • Explain how documentation is a fundamental part of the collection process

Session Description:

To operate in the complex HME world, employees must understand the order to cash process. They should know the logic and merit behind accepting assignment versus non-assigned claims, what an upgrade means and how to employ the ABN as a means to maximize reimbursement. With a focus on documentation, resupply and common billing pitfalls to avoid, this session will include a discussion of select requirements to generate collectible revenue.  The objective is to not only collect receivables to remain viable but to help companies prosper and flourish in this complicated business.

Speaker Bio:

About Miriam:
Miriam Lieber is a principal consultant with Lieber Consulting LLC. She specializes in operations management and compliance for homecare providers. Her extensive experience with Medicare and other third-party payers has brought her national recognition in the homecare industry. With more than 25 years of experience in the homecare field, Miriam is a featured author of many articles in the areas of operations and accounts receivable management, compliance and leadership. Additionally, she is a nationally known speaker for many homecare trade associations. In her consulting practice, Ms. Lieber's clientele includes home medical equipment companies, pharmacies, Medicare, investment firms, hospitals, distributors and manufacturers. She has worked with more than 450 homecare providers in 49 states across the United States. Lieber is known to have practical approaches to complex revenue cycle management matters, and assists her clients with the nuts-and-bolts of running a profitable business.

About Ronda:
As a VGM associate since 2012, Ronda specializes in the billing, reimbursement, and audit area as the Director of Reimbursement.  She managed a hospital-based DME in Illinois for 12 years, and handled sales and marketing.  Ronda is a respiratory therapist as well as a certified mastectomy fitter.  Over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, she assists VGM members with review of claims and all types of audits, and educates members on medical policies in the respiratory and all other general DME products.  She serves on the Jurisdictions B and D respiratory team, is a member of the Provider Outreach and Education teams with the Jurisdictions, and attends the council meetings with all four Jurisdictions. She is also on the Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association Board of Directors and a member the National Supplier Clearinghouse Advisory Council.  Ronda has presented at the VGM Heartland Conference as well as the Medtrade and state association meetings, and has conducted webinars and on-site education with VGM Members.

Full Conference Registration (10/2/18-2/1/19): $275
Onsite Full Conference Registration: $325

To book your room, call Tradewinds Island Resort at 800-808-9833 and mention “Essentially Women’s Focus Conference” to receive the group rate – it will save you nearly $100 per night! Be sure to book prior to 1/1/18!


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