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Contracts open up, but little changes

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04/01/2019

EAST SANDWICH, Mass. – Since CMS let competitive bidding contracts expire on Dec. 31, 2018, Daina Juhansoo was hopeful that providers, previously locked out of the program, would be able to do Medicare business again.

Road to Round 2021: New calculator highlights ‘bid ceiling,’ comparisons

Stakeholders say it’s more robust than CMS’s calculator
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03/29/2019

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders have updated an industry website dedicated to competitive bidding information with a calculator to help HME providers formulate their bids for the next round of the Medicare program.

Mystery surrounds nat’l mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies

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03/29/2019

WASHINGTON – With the national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies on hold indefinitely, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen next.

Are you commonly owned or controlled?

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03/29/2019

WASHINGTON – The CBIC on March 26 asked providers to review their enrollment record in preparation for Round 2021 of national competitive bidding.

Impact of gap period? Too early to tell in most areas

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03/22/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – What has been the impact of a two-year gap between competitive bidding contracts? It all depends who you ask.

VGM launches bid bond

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03/21/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Insurance Services has developed a new Competitive Bid Bond for HME providers who plan to bid in the next round of the bid program.

Round 2021: Timeline, categories vex stakeholders

Legislation to carve out vents expected to be introduced
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03/15/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has set an “aggressive” timeline for HME providers to gear up for Round 2021 of competitive bidding, industry stakeholders say.

Stakeholders work to line up legislation

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03/01/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is working to get a bill to provide additional relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate in time for the Washington Legislative Conference in May.

Stakeholders meet with CMS on bid program

They expect additional info to be released in next few months
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01/11/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are focusing on CMS as they seek their footing in a bumpy start to the 116th Congress.

GAO: Supplier numbers decline again

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01/10/2019

WASHINGTON – The number of DMEPOS suppliers furnishing rate-adjusted items in non-bid areas decreased 11% in 2017, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office.

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