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Chaos continues

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008
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National competitive bidding continues to steal headlines this week. Some of the latest news:

Competitive bidding chaos

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Surely, you're all poring over CMS's new competitive bidding prices for home medical equipment.

The final tally

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

One-hundred-twenty U.S. representatives and 17 senators ended up signing two “dear colleague” letters demanding that CMS explain national competitive bidding’s impact on small providers of home medical equipment. The lead authors of the letters, Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., and Sen.

The latest on competitive bidding

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Here’s the lastest news on round one of competitive bidding, courtesy of Don Clayback, The MED Group’s vice president of government relations. Clayback had a call with the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) earlier today. Here’s what he found out:

Crunch time

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

On Friday afternoon, we were still awaiting official word, but it appears that CMS will require that HME providers who plan to submit bids for round 2 of national competitive bidding be accredited or apply to become accredited by May 14, 2008.

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