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W.L. SCHNEIDER Now Accepts Credit Cards

Friday, February 6th, 2015

W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES is pleased to announce that they are now able to accept credit cards (VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER).

Not only is W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES your one-stop shop for all your Wound Care, Ostomy and Urological Supplies…but…we now offer the convenience of paying by credit card.

W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES is constantly striving to better our customer’s experience. Quality Service, Speedy Delivery and Ease in Payment makes WLSA a top choice when it comes to Wound Care, Ostomy and Urological Supplies.

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Billing Maintenance and Procedures

Friday, October 10th, 2014

W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES bills all appropriate providers for any costs our patients incur. We pride ourselves on timeliness and efficiency.

However, certain providers (including MEDICARE) oftentimes take longer to process invoices; which in turn creates a backlog for W. L. SCHNEIDER’s Billing Department.

As soon as WLSA learns of a denial our Billing Department adjusts the invoice and re-submits it to the appropriate facility and individual.

W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES is fully cognizant of the concerns of our customers as they pertain to late invoice submissions.

WLSA is working diligently to expedite all invoices in a timely fashion. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Joe Sullivan
President

Controlling Excess Inventory

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

To Our Loyal Customers and Clients:

I’m writing to explain and hopefully answer any questions regarding how W. L. Schneider Associates handles and addresses “Excess Inventory” control.

W. L. Schneider Associates generates work orders based on AOB’s (Assignment of Benefits) and physician orders from their client facilities. When orders arrive at the Homes(s), the products/inventory belongs to the beneficiary/patient/customer “once it crosses the threshold”.

Because this inventory now belongs to the patient and his or her family, they are the ones charged with disposing of it.

Excess inventory disposal can be handled in one (1) of three (3) ways:

  1. It can be donated to the facility.
  2. It can be donated to a charity.
  3. It can be returned to W. L. Schneider Associates for donation to a charity (i.e. –Sacred Heart Hospital for Incurables)

Because W. L. Schneider Associates has an ethical as well as a fiduciary responsibility to our customers and clients, I thought a brief letter of explanation would be helpful.

Thank you for your time, consideration and understanding.

 

Sincerely,

Joe Sullivan

President

HIPAA POLICY

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

(HIPPA:  Computer Systems & Equipment)

  1. W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES is committed to protecting staff and clients from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, the improper release of patient heath information and other confidential or proprietary information.
  2. The purpose of this policy is to outline the acceptable use of computer equipment by W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES employees with regards to patient health information.  Inappropriate use exposes W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES to risks, compromise of network systems and services and breach of patient confidentiality and other legal claims.
  3. This policy applies to employees, volunteers, contractors, consultants, temporary employees, students and others authorized by W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES that have access to computer equipment and other equipment which stores patient data, including all personnel affiliated with third parties. This policy applies to all equipment owned or leased by W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES.
  4. Confidential information shall be protected at all times regardless of the medium by which it is stored. Examples of confidential information include, but are not limited to: individually identifiable health information concerning patients, patient lists and reports, research data, billing information and patient treatment information.  Employees should take all necessary steps to prevent unauthorized access to this information.

Notice to Clients of Privacy Practices

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and distributed.  W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES is required by law to protect the privacy of a patient’s health information.

The general consent for release of medical records a patient signs authorizes W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES to disclose the information in their medical record for treatment, payment and other health care operations.  For the purpose of providing, coordinating or managing a patient’s order, their information may be shared with employees and contractors of this provider.  For the purpose of arranging payment for the patient’s supplies, their information may be shared with their insurer or other third party payors who are responsible for paying all or part of the cost of their care.  For the purpose of providing services, W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES may use and disclose information that is necessary for business operations (e.g. – internal quality assessment, contacting other health care providers about treatment or claim payment).

W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES may send information about a patient to remind them by telephone, letter, e-mail or postcard of information regarding their order.

W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES is required by law to maintain the privacy of a patient’s health information.  If a patient believes their privacy rights have been violated they may contact the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Negative Wound Pressure Therapy

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

W.L. Schneider Associates is proud to announce their new venture into Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT).  This therapeutic technique uses a vacuum dressing to  promote healing in acute and/or chronic wounds and enhance the healing of first and second degree burns.   Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is one of the oldest forms of medicinal therapy used to heal the human body.  Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in the use of this therapy and today NPWT provides clinicians with an important option for the advanced management of a variety of chronic and acute wounds. W.L. Schneider Associates provides patients with several types of pumps and dressings and our qualified staff is at their disposal to answer and address any questions or issues.  We at W.L. Schneider Associates pride ourselves on our ability to provide quality, state-of-the-art products and service, at reasonable financial costs, to our many customers and their patients. Our successful growth proves this point.  Please feel free to contact WLSA for additional information on our Negative Pressure Wound Therapy programs and our other quality products and services.

WLSA Certified by Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Ohio

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES is proud to announce their certification by the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Ohio.

WLSA is honored to now be able to provide products and services to neighboring states and we’re looking forward to long and mutually beneficial relationships.

These are quality additions to WLSA’ growing lists of Suppliers, Clients, Managed Care Organizations, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Home Health Agencies and Associations.

Growth is essential for future development, success and life itself.

W. L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES agrees and we’re doing our part to promote it.

For more information on WLSA products, services and plans please review our on-line brochure or call our office (215-624-7201) to speak with a personal Representative.

WLSA Partners With Capital Blue Cross

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

WLSA is pleased to announce its newest venture with the CAPITAL BLUE CROSS organization 
(www.capbluecross.com).

Since 1938 CAPITAL BLUE CROSS has assured the maximum in quality health insurance products to the 21-county Pennsylvania area . Their broad-reaching physician network offers more than 11,000 professionals providers , available to deliver quality care & service to its many members.

Like WLSA, CAPITAL BLUE CROSS is dedicated to servicing and supporting the communities we live & work in.

The quality of our service reflects the quality of our partners. Please feel free to contact W.L. SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES for additional information.

WLSA Partners with Kairos Health Systems

Friday, August 12th, 2011

WLSA is proud to announce our new venture with KAIROS HEALTH SYSTEMS; a provider-owned health system that services Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland and specializes in retirement living, nursing facilities and community based services.

With the addition of KAIROS HEALTH SYSTEMS (www.kairoshealthsystems.com), and the recent joint venture with MOBILE WOUND CONSULTANTS, WLSA’ aggressive growth plan is right on target. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

WLSA partners with Horizon Blue Cross – Blue Shield of New Jersey

Friday, July 1st, 2011

It’s an exciting time at WLSA , with new clients & contracts joining the firm.

A major acquisition for WLSA is our first ever contract with HORIZON BLUE CROSS – BLUE SHIELD of NEW JERSEY (www.horizon-bcbsnj.com). Effective July 1 , 2011 this agreement allows us to service patients and residents from Morris county through Cape May , New Jersey.

The contract includes all wound care, urological, ostomy & durable medical equipment (DME) & supplies.

Our goal at WLSA is to supply Quality Customer Service, Top of the Line Products and Affordable Pricing.

As our organization grows, we invite your feedback & suggestions on how we can better serve our clients, patients/residents and the Healthcare community in general.

WLSA Awarded Medicare Contract in Western PA

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

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WLSA is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract for the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) for the Competitive Bidding Program Round 1 Rebid. The Competitive Bidding Area for the contract is Pittsburgh, PA and the Product Category is Enteral Nutrients, Equipment and Supplies. The contract goes into effect in January of 2011 and runs for a period of two years. WLSA is prepared to meet your enteral feeding needs and provide excellent service for all of your Medicare Part B needs.