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.

A/R Allegiance Group LLC
Billing, Insurance, Receivables, Reimbursements
800-874-2848
www.arallegiance.com

AR Allegiance Group

COLLECTPlus™HME is the most endorsed, fully integrated patient billing and collection solution for HME’s and pharmacies! If the tried and true collection methods aren’t working, the solution is an integrated self-pay billing and collection specialist. ARA is the 1st and only system designed for HME’s to collect more $$ faster from patients. Increase cash and profits; decrease costs and labor with a proven system that is transparent and easy to manage.

Allegient Billing & Consulting, Inc.
Billing Services
303-646-9903
www.allegientbilling.com

allegient billing and consulting

Bruce & Debbie Brothis of Allegient Billing & Consulting, Inc. (formerly Centralized Billing & Intake, Ltd.) have been serving the Home Medical Equipment ("HME") industry for over 18 years and together offer over 50 years of HME industry experience. Allegient prides itself on being a small "boutique" billing service with a small number of hand-picked clients representing all aspects of the HME market from respiratory to rehab. Their consulting clients are nationwide ranging in size from small independent pharmacies to large regional HME providers.

AnCor Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
Interim Management for HME/IV Companies
954-757-3121
www.ancorconsulting.com

ancor consulting

AnCor Healthcare Consulting helps your business operate at its fullest potential. Whether you're just beginning your HME/IV venture or have a long-standing homecare company, they provide solutions to maximize your success. AnCor Healthcare Consulting's proven solutions for revenue collection will bring an immediate improvement in your company's cash flow. Maximizing your computer systems and staff capabilities will reap lasting benefits to your business, long into the future.

Brown & Fortunato
Audits, Compliance, Regulatory
806-345-6300
www.bf-law.com

brown and fortunato

Brown & Fortunato, P.C. reflects an entrepreneurial style of business and spirit. The firm draws from a team-driven atmosphere to respond to clients' needs. This unique model has propelled the creativity, growth, and success of the firm. Hundreds of clients headquartered in over thirty states trust Brown & Fortunato to deliver legal services. As the growth of the firm continues, their attorneys safeguard an intimate relationship with existing clients, while providing new clients with the same personal touch.

Capital Healthcare Group
Compliance, Operations, Regulatory
301-896-0193
www.capitalhealthcaregroup.com

capital healthcare group

Capital Healthcare Group is a healthcare consulting firm specializing in providing expert consultants and teams who work with providers to achieve excellent outcomes. They provide management expertise for the DME Supplier in the healthcare setting including transitional care programs, operations assistance, design of quality improvement programs, accreditation preparation and survey follow-up, managing outcome measures, compliance, sales and marketing, as well as business start up.

ECS Billing & Consulting
Accounts Receivable, Claims Processing, Quality Assurance
419-448-5332
www.ecsbilling.com

ecs billing and consulting

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, Consulting
248-627-5416
www.hcrs.com

Health Care Reimbursement Solutions

Health Care Reimbursement Solutions is a full service billing company that can maximize your resources using our expertise in the reimbursement process. HCRS will save you time because you will be able to spend your expertise with your customer not the reimbursement process. HCRS uses their nationwide experience in reimbursement to avoid common problems. HCRS also helps increase your cash flow by reducing reimbursement time through proper management and training of your billing staff and by reducing staffing by using our complete billing services.

Health Law Center
Appeals, Audits, Business Transactions, Contracting, Reimbursement, Regulatory Compliance
864-676-9075
www.healthlawcenter.com

Health Law Center

The Health Law Center (Neil B. Caesar Law Associates, PA) serves the legal and management advisory needs of health providers nationally. Their attorneys possess extensive healthcare and business law backgrounds, and are members of the American Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, the South Carolina and the Pennsylvania Bars, the American Association for Health Care, and numerous substantive committees and task forces focusing on health care issues.

Law Office of Asela M. Cuervo
Compliance, Medicare Coverage, Reimbursement
202-496-1281
amcuervo@earthlink.net

Law Office of Asela M. Cuervo

Asela M. Cuervo has a broad experience in representing health care clients in the areas of Medicare coverage, reimbursement and compliance. In addition to extensive professional legal experience in health care, Ms. Cuervo has had the opportunity to work one-on-one with staff at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services on Medicare reimbursement and compliance issues. Ms. Cuervo has also worked closely with the Medical Directors at the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) on coverage, coding and payment matters.

Lieber Consulting
Compliance, Operations Management
818-789-0670
www.lieberconsulting.com

Lieber Consulting

With over 20 years of experience, Lieber Consulting is known for creating efficient operational procedures to cope with complex regulatory changes. Lieber’s consultations and seminars focus on developing efficiencies in a cost cutting environment. As a member of the executive committee for the National Supplier Clearinghouse Action Committee (NSCAC) and the Region D Medicare Action Committee, Lieber works with colleagues and Medicare to improve communication and education for the industry.

MiraVista, LLC
Data Analytics, Technology Deployment, Reimbursement
803-462-9959 ext. 240
www.miravistallc.com

MiraVista

At MiraVista you'll get honest answers to billing, consulting and compliance questions straight from one of the most credible names in the DMEPOS industry, Andrea Stark. Andrea has over 14 years of experience in the DME industry, including three years as the South Carolina Ombudsman for Palmetto GBA. She presently serves as the Vice Chair of the Jurisdiction C Council, is a member of AAHomecare’s HME/RT Council and sits on the National Uniform Claims Committee. Derrick Stark, CPA oversees the firm’s outsourced billing division. Derrick has over 10 years of practice in the accounting industry where he served numerous clients including DME operations. Derrick’s areas of expertise include data analytics, workflow assessment, process improvement and application development.

MiraVista also offers suppliers support and guidance on Medicare enrollment issues, technology deployment and data analytics. Consultants from the firm offer on-call consulting, internal chart reviews, and perform on-site billing process/workflow assessments. The firm also provides suppliers with fully outsourced and project-based billing services.

Professional Medical Administrators, Inc
Audits, Compliance
800-893-1480
www.promeddmebilling.com

Professional Medical Administrators, Inc

Pro-Med provides DME Billing Services dedicated exclusively to professionals in the HME/DME industry. They provide a customized range of services designed to suit your needs. Pro-Med’s advanced understanding of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) guidelines for reimbursement ensures your claims will be handled with the utmost in proficiency and accuracy. Outsourcing allows the DME business owner and staff to concentrate on growth and business operations, rather than running a billing and collections department. Their specialties include rehabilitation, mobility aids, powered mobility, respiratory services and appeals.

R.J. Hedges & Associates
Consulting, Compliance
724-357-8384
www.RJHedges.com

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.
Insurance
516-396-8295
www.thebggroup.com

The B & G Group

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 van Halem Group LLC
Audits, Appeals, Coding, Compliance, Education, Enrollment, Investigations, Medical Review, Training
404-343-1815
www.vanhalemgroup.com

van Halem Group

The van Halem Group, LLC is a small business that has become one of the nation’s most respected Medicare consulting and auditing firms. Collectively, their leadership team has over 150 years of related experience. Since 2006, they have helped countless providers, attorneys, government entities, and contractors as they navigate complex issues related to Medicare and Medicaid. The van Halem Group is unique in that consultants and clinicians with The van Halem Group, LLC are former Medicare contractor or HHS employees with experience in data analysis, audits, appeals, and compliance.

Wachler & Associates
Business Transactions, Regulatory Compliance
248-544-0888
www.wachler.com

Wachler & Associates

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.