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Bid fix earns place in ‘doc fix’

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12/13/2013

WASHINGTON – The HME industry scored a small victory last week when an amendment to fix a problem with Medicare’s competitive bidding program was included in a markup of the “doc fix” bill passed by the Senate Finance Committee on Dec. 12.

CMS briefs lawmakers on bid program

There are ‘big signs’ of problems, stakeholders say
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11/22/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS told lawmakers during a briefing on Nov. 18 that they’re investigating reports that some contract suppliers are not servicing their entire bid areas.

Bidding update: Capacity, licensure

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11/15/2013

BALTIMORE – The financial capacities that contract suppliers submitted as part of their bids don’t hold much weight, based on new guidance from the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC).

New contract suppliers, new licensure issues?

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11/08/2013

WASHINGTON – It’s still early, but industry stakeholders are already hearing reports of licensure issues in the Round 1 re-compete.

Industry to analyze list of contract suppliers

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11/01/2013

WASHINGTON – Now that they have both the single payment amounts and the names of the contract suppliers for the Round 1 re-compete in hand, HME industry stakeholders are wasting no time analyzing the information.

AAH formalizes Manufacturers Work Group

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10/31/2013

WASHINGTON –AAHomecare has formalized its Manufacturers Work Group, the association stated in a recent bulletin.

Stakeholders rally to change face-to-face requirement

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10/18/2013

WASHINGTON – The delay in the enforcement of the face-to-face rule buys time for HME industry stakeholders to seek changes.

Bidding: AAH abandons lawsuit, lawmakers apply pressure

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09/27/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has dropped its bid to stop competitive bidding in the courts.

Clock ticks on re-compete, investigation kicks off

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09/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Now that fall has officially begun, the HME industry’s collective eye has once again turned to the timeline for the Round 1 re-compete.

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