Independent Consultants Network

Helping you improve the bottom line.

AAHomecare helps make managing your business easier by bringing together experts in the HME sector. As a member of AAHomecare you will receive a free consultation and/or discount on services from the Independent Consultants listed below.

Allegiance Group LLC
Accounts Receivable // Private Pay Billing & Collections

Allegiance Group (AG) offers comprehensive private pay patient billing and debt collection strategies for the Healthcare Industry.  With more than 15 years experience in the HME, DME, and Pharmacy Industries, our solutions greatly reduce the amount of time your staff spends on billing while increasing your cash recovery and decreasing your costs.  Through our signature COLLECTPlusTM, we can integrate directly with your billing system and automate your entire private pay billing and collections cycle.  The COLLECTPlus process starts with an easy to read invoice statement and is followed by bundled services combining several billing and collection activities.

Board of Certification/Accreditation
Accreditation // Compliance // Education // Enrollment // Licensing // Medicare Coverage // Quality Assurance // Regulatory Compliance

BOC assures quality care by offering accreditation and certification for DMEPOS providers.  AAHomecare members can save 10% on BOC's DMEPOS accreditation and award-winning customer service.  That's a $430 discount and special pricing of $3,869 for three years of accreditation; no extra charges for the site visit.  Members accredited with other organizations may switch to BOC for free.  Your discount activates upon reaccreditation.  Certified DME Specialist (CDME) certification was created to differentiate DME professionals and demonstrate industry expertise.  To become a CDME, a candidate must meet eligibility prerequisites and pass the exam.  The $50 application fee is waived for AAHomecare members.

Brightree LLC
Bills & Claims Processing // Compliance // Consulting // Education // Operations Management // Regulatory Compliance // Technology Deployment // Training

Brightree, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ResMed (NYSE: RMD), is a leading provider of cloud-based software to improve clinical and business performance of post-acute care companies.  Ranked one of the top 100 healthcare IT companies in the U.S., Brightree serves more than 2,200 organizations in the home medical equipment (HME), home health, hospice, orthotic and prosthetic, HME pharmacy, home infusion, and rehabilitation home care segments.

Brown & Fortunato
Audits // Compliance // Regulatory

Brown & Fortunato, P.C. ("B & F") is a full-service law firm.  Its Health Care Group ("HCG") is comprised of 17 full-time health care attorneys.  The HCG has a large national health law practice, representing DME suppliers, pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals, labs and other providers.  The HCG advises DME suppliers on a wide range of issues, including the following: federal and state anti-fraud statutes; defense of government enforcement actions; HIPAA; mergers and acquisitions; audits; arrangements with referral sources; and billing non-assigned.

ECS Billing North
Appeals // Audits // Business Transactions // Compliance // Contracting // Enrollment // Licensing // Legal Guidance // Medical Review // Medicare Coverage / Regulatory Compliance

ECS Billing & Consulting provides reliable, accurate, and personalized billing services to healthcare providers throughout the United States. ECS understands what is involved in being a healthcare provider in the 21st century. Best of all, they understand what it takes and know how to make your complete process work efficiently from pre-certification to filing claims to getting reimbursed as quickly as possible. The mission of ECS Billing & Consulting, Inc. is to be the best and most reputable billing and consulting firm in the industry.

Healthcare Reimbursement Solutions, Inc
Audits // Billing & Claims Processing // Consulting // Education // Reimbursement // Training
248-627-5416 x234

Health Care Reimbursement Solutions, Inc. (HCRS) offers all Billing Service related services.  We offer training and education sessions created for the individual client's needs.  HCRS offers consulting services, chart audits, assistance with insurance audits, and any other reimbursement needs for the client.

Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, Inc. (HQAA)

HQAA provides accreditation for Durable Medical Providers, Pharmacies, and infusion providers.

Lieber Consulting
Compliance // Consulting // Data Analysis // Education // Medicare Coverage // Operations Management // Reimbursement // Training

Consulting Services offered in all aspects of operations management and the order to cash/revenue cycle management for HME/DME and related businesses.  Discounts offered per individual arrangements with client.

Professional Medical Administrators, Inc
Accounts Receivable // Appeals // Audits // Business Transactions // Billing & Claims Processing // Coding // Compliance // Consulting // Data Analysis // Education // Insurance // Medical Review // Medicare Coverage // Quality Assurance // Reimbursement // Training

Pro-Med is a 20 year old DME billing, collections, and consulting agency.  We provide a wide range of services exclusively to HME providers.  We provide a customized range of services as listed above.  Our specialties are Complex Rehab Technology, Power Mobility, Respiratory, and General Equipment.  We offer reimbursement training and advice through our audit department.

R.J. Hedges & Associates
Consulting // Compliance

R.J. Hedges & Associates offers comprehensive healthcare compliance consulting services for independent pharmacies, home health care facilities, medical supply companies, physicians and other small practices throughout the United States. They support clients' needs in an ever-changing regulatory environment by providing complete, customized programs ready for implementation. These programs include Policies & Procedures, customized forms, computer based compliance training, and access to a knowledgeable Project Manager. Programs available are: Accreditation for Medicare and Insurance; HIPAA Compliance, includes HITECH requirements; Federal Healthcare Compliance; Hazardous Communications; Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plans; OSHA Requirements; Medication Safety and Adverse Event Reporting; Therapeutic Shoes processes; Pseudoephedrine; Compounding; Pharmacy; Personnel folders with a full Human Resourcews section; and Accreditation Organization and Medicare applications preparation. 

The B & G Group, Inc.

We are a full-service, nationwide insurance brokerage providing insurance protection for businesses and individuals worldwide.  With over thirty-seven years of continuous service, we have built a reputation as one of the most professional and progressive insurance brokerages in the New York Metropolitan area.  Our large staff is made up of competent and dedicated professionals of diversified insurance and business backgrounds who possess the technical expertise needed to evaluate all of your insurance needs.

The Compliance Team, Inc.
Accreditation // Compliance // Licensing // Operations Management // Quality Assurance // Regulatory Compliance

Sandra C. Canally, RN, formed the Compliance Team, Inc (TCT) in 1993.  The firm's first Exemplary Provider ® accreditation programs were launched in 1998.  TCT is the first and remains the only certified woman-owned, for-profit, accreditation organization to be granted CMS deeming authority (Part A--Rural Health Clinic in 2014 & Part B--DMEPOS in 2006).  Presently, the firm accredits providers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.  All told, The Compliance Team offers its Exemplary Provider ® accreditation in 9 different healthcare sectors including: Rural Health Clinic, Physician Practice, PCMH, Immediate Care Clinic, Pharmacy Services (Community/Specialty/LTC/Sterile & Non-Sterile Compounding), DMEPOS, Sleep Care Management, Private Duty, and Ocularist.

The MED Group
Group Purchasing Org // Business Services

The MED Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), is a Group Purchasing, Business Solutions, and Network Management Organization that serves its members through a unique value driven model.  MED members are market-leading HME Providers that are committed to delivery quality patient care through clinical and business based best practices.  The MED Group's portfolio of contracted products and services enable its members to make cost-effective purchasing choices.  MED also helps members improve efficiencies in education and training, reimbursement, accreditation, certification, technology, and other operational areas - to help maintain their status as market leaders.  MED's Network includes 500+ market leading HME providers that cover 1,900+ locations.

Wachler & Associates
Business Transactions // Regulatory Compliance

The law firm of Wachler & Associates, P.C. specializes in all aspects of healthcare law, including: Healthcare business transactions including contracts, corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions; Stark, fraud and  abuse analysis; Regulatory compliance; Billing and reimbursement issues; Defense of third party payor and government audits; Provider participation and deselection matters; Licensure and staff privilege matters; Defense of civil and criminal healthcare fraud issues; and Certificates of need.