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Bonafide launches new Live Asset Tracking system

October 10, 2018 Posted on Categories DME

Are you frustrated with:

  • Lost equipment
  • Time spent picking up equipment
  • Billing disputes
  • Assets put to use on other patients

Bonafide’s Live Asset Tracking system is the answer you are looking for. Attach our compact devices to high-value equipment such as ventilators, infusion pumps, oxygen concentrators or broda chairs and our software will help you solve all of these problems and more.

Simply add our specially-designed low-power tracking devices and connect to our proprietary network and you can:

  • Improve your profitability
  • Save employee time
  • Improve customer service
  • See where your assets are
  • Establish alerts for your customer service representatives
  • Simplify picking up your devices

Our Live Asset Tracking system is going to change the industry. They are directly integrated into the powerful Bonafide DME software that includes a complete system designed to manage your DME business including your personal facility ordering and tracking portal that lets your customers place and track their orders without dealing with your CSR.

Contact us to schedule a demo and find out more!

Bonafide Management Systems Announces Facility Portal Functionality  

August 27, 2018 Posted on Categories DME

PRESS RELEASE: Significant growth opportunity for DME Providers

Bonafide Management Systems officially announced its Facility Portal, which allows DME Providers to sell to healthcare facilities through an online shopping portal that is directly linked to their back-office billing operations, inventory and delivery systems. This is a new cash opportunity that could make a significant impact on DME providers’ profit margins.

“We saw a dramatic improvement as soon as we implemented the Bonafide Facility Portal,” says Joe Sacco, Sr. Chief Executive Officer, Central Medical Supply. “The portal eliminates the need for nurses to call our office and engage in a lengthy order process, so efficiency and accuracy improved overnight. It’s been truly transformative for our business. Having the necessary documentation at our fingertips has made our people significantly more productive.  We are able to expand our customer base without having to add office staff”

DME providers have significant revenue potential in serving healthcare providers, but it requires technology that automates and streamlines the order and delivery process. Bonafide is the only DME software company that offers a complete solution that allows DME providers to profitably service healthcare contracts.

“Our customers who are using this software are reporting dramatically reduced cost, better order processing and much better visibility into what is happening with their drivers and customers,” says Wayne Bailey, Director of Client Services, Bonafide Management Systems. “The combined cost-savings and cash flow have already made a dramatic improvement, and our customers are immediately seeking to expand their healthcare facility business because of the Bonafide Facility Portal.”

The Bonafide Facility Portal allows healthcare facility nurses to work in an intuitive Amazon™-style shopping environment from which they can directly:

  • Create patient profiles
  • Place rental and sale orders
  • Suggest patient-specific items based on a clinical algorithm
  • Allows for an approval process
  • Schedule delivery, service, and pickup

Bonafide’s Facility Portal completely eliminates the need for nurses to call into DME providers and engage in lengthy order processes. The portal can handle per diem orders, rental orders, sale orders, fee for service items, and more. Invoices are sent automatically, and they are accurate and backed up by digital time stamps, eliminating costly errors.

Mobility Codes: Prior Approval Required Nationwide Beginning Sept 1

August 2, 2018 Posted on Categories DME

CMS is adding 31 additional codes to the Required Prior Authorization List as a condition of payment. The complete list of codes and descriptions can be located here. The expanded code list is effective September 1, 2018.

CMS announced June 1 that it is adding 31 power mobility device Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes to the list of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) items that require prior authorization as a condition of Medicare payment.

Items on the Required Prior Authorization List require prior authorization as a condition of payment. As such, lack of a provisionally affirmed prior authorization request will result in a claim denial.

For information about how Bonafide has updated its software for this change, access our Knowledge Base article on the topic. Note that this is password-protected; you will need to log into your Bonafide account in order to access the article.

For more resources from CMS, please access see the following documents:

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The only way to make money with LTC contracts

July 25, 2018 Posted on Categories Uncategorized

You can significantly expand your DME business with nursing home and hospice contracts, but only if you do it right.

A single LTC contract could expand your customer base by 300 or more patients, but with super-tight margins, those 300 patients could cost you more than they earn. The only way a DME Provider can use LTC contracts to increase revenue in today’s environment is to have technology that streamlines the process and eliminates costly overhead and errors.

Benefits of LTC provider contracts

LTC contracts provide new and significant revenue streams to DME providers and a reliable customer base with a constant need for sales and rental products. And, of course, LTC contracts mean that you are invoicing, not submitting for reimbursement, which can significantly improve cash flow.

Downside of LTC provider contracts

The danger in developing nursing home and hospice contracts is the process of taking orders. Having nurses phone into your business to place orders, service requests, deliveries, etc. can lead to errors and misunderstandings. These errors lead to costly penalties. With margins as tight as we’ve ever seen them, the cost of processing and correcting LTC orders can often exceed the revenue they generate.

Profitable LTC provider contracts

The only way that DME Providers can benefit from the significant revenue potential from LTC providers is to have technology that automates and streamlines the order and delivery process. Bonafide is the only DME software company that offers an online portal for both rental and sale items.

The Bonafide Facility Portal allows nurses to directly:

  • Create patient profiles
  • Place rental and sale orders
  • Schedule delivery, service, and pickup

This technology completely eliminates the need for nurses to call into DME Providers and engage in lengthy order processes. Nurses can take care of all the details on the DME provider’s web portal and everything is date and time stamped so that if there are errors, the costs for those errors don’t fall on you.

Additionally, our system can differentiate between per diem orders, rental orders, sale orders, fee for service items, and more. LTC billing is complicated, and we are the only system that can handle the complexity and ensure that invoices are accurate and backed up by digital time stamping so there are no questions after the fact.

Your Bonafide system automatically sends invoices once per month, further reducing your overhead costs for servicing LTC contracts. Of course, you need to have the warehouse and delivery infrastructure to fulfill your contracts. Bonafide has some awesome technology to help there, too.



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