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Lawmakers hear case against bid program

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03/15/2013

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders say the biggest take-away from the industry’s Hill briefings on March 14 is the need to continue educating lawmakers and staffers on competitive bidding.

HME dodges tax bullet

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12/07/2012

WASHINGTON – A more detailed “facts and circumstances” test in the IRS’s final regulations for a medical device tax should ensure that “virtually all” HME falls under a retail exemption, industry stakeholders say.

Time to 'rattle cages' on MPP

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11/09/2012

WASHINGTON – The elections may not have gone the way some HME stakeholders wanted, but there’s a silver lining for a bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP).

MPP madness

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Friday, October 26, 2012

The amount of talk and activity around the market-pricing program (MPP) is really at a pitch and fever that I’ve never heard and seen before.

That’s a big deal.

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