WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers from Tennessee has written a letter to CMS expressing concern about contract suppliers in Round 2 of competitive bidding that don’t meet state licensure requirements, according to an article from TheChattanoogan.com.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Despite drastic changes set to take effect July 1, CVS will continue to provide diabetes supplies to Medicare patients, according to a press release. On that date, only 18 contract suppliers will be able to provide diabetes supplies through mail order.
YARMOUTH, Maine – In a nod to the complexity of subcontracting under competitive bidding, the number of non-contract suppliers that are seeking out agreements and those that aren’t is split down the middle, according to a recent HME Newspoll.
WASHINGTON – In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate confirmed Marilyn Tavenner as the first full-fledged administrator for CMS since 2006, according to multiple reports. Senators voted 91-7 to back President Barack Obama’s nominee.