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
913-338-4790
allegiance-group.com

AR Allegiance Group

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
410-581-6222
bocusa.org

allegient billing and consulting

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
888-598-7797
brightree.com

ancor consulting

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
806-345-6320
www.bf-law.com

brown and fortunato

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
419-448-5332
ecsbillingnorth.com

capital healthcare group

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
hcrs.com

ecs billing and consulting

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.

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.

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.