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Ohio lawmakers to CBO: Score MPP


WASHINGTON – In letters this month, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and a group of 11 congressmen from the state urged the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to score the market-pricing program (MPP).

Stakeholders react: 'These are suicide rates'


YARMOUTH, Maine – The steep cuts that CMS plans to implement as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding underscore the fatal flaws in the program, say industry stakeholders.

In brief: Industry holds on, Medicare bill revived


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders continue to work behind the scenes on building support for the market-pricing program (MPP), but that’s about all they can say at this point.

Price breathes new life into MPP


WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has agreed to introduce a modified bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), according to AAHomecare.

Day of reckoning nears for payment amounts


BALTIMORE – CMS has indicated to key lawmakers that Round 2 payment amounts for competitive bidding will be released by the end of January, according to HME industry stakeholders.

New sense of urgency for MPP

'We have another bite of the apple'

WASHINGTON – With no time to lick their wounds, industry stakeholders are now targeting a must-pass bill to address a series of spending cuts as a potential vehicle for their market-pricing program (MPP).

In brief: Industry keeps up pressure, ResMed nears CEO decision


WASHINGTON – It's impossible to predict whether lawmakers will reach a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff by the new year, but HME industry stakeholders say don’t get distracted by the bigger picture.

Provider interviewed for CBS Miami competitive bidding story


MIAMI – A CBS affiliate in Miami will air a story about competitive bidding that will feature Rob Brant, a bid winner whose HME business is now closed. The story, which will air Friday, Dec.

MPP: Co-sponsor tally rises, watchdog group tries another tack


WASHINGTON – The week before Christmas, HME industry stakeholders wrapped up seven more co-sponsors for H.R. 6490, bringing the total to 87.

Clock ticks on MPP, Round 2


WASHINGTON – The HME industry is within spitting distance of its goal of 100 co-sponsors for H.R. 6490, a bill to replace the competitive bidding program with a market-pricing program (MPP).