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The final tally

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

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

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.

More trouble ahead?

Monday, March 3, 2008

A few interesting news items popped up today:

Rotech hangs by a thread

Friday, February 29, 2008

The NASDAQ hasn’t given up on Orlando-based Rotech Healthcare—yet.

AAH to CMS: Suspend competitive bidding

Friday, February 22, 2008

AAHomecare, in a letter dated Feb. 22, asked the Department of Health and Human Services and CMS to "suspend" the first round of national competitive bidding based on a new study conducted by two economists from Robert Morris University.