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Stakeholders unpack disappointing final rule

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11/02/2018

WASHINGTON – The lack of substantial changes in the competitive bidding-related final rule likely comes down to cost, say HME industry stakeholders.

CMS sticks with ‘flawed’ pricing during gap period

‘Suppliers can’t wait for the more sustainable rates that we expect from future rounds of an improved bidding program. They need relief now,’ says AAH’s Tom Ryan
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11/02/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS appears to have done little to change its competitive bidding-related rule from the time it was proposed in July until it was finalized on Nov. 1.

J & B Medical delivers HME to those in need

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10/19/2018

NICEVILLE, Fla. – J & B Medical has been pitching in to help those in the Florida Panhandle who have been affected by Hurricane Michael, the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the U.S.

Stakeholders call for ‘immediate action’ on sign-on letter

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02/26/2018

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has released a congressional sign-on letter asking lawmakers to include H.R. 4229 in upcoming legislation to keep the government funded.

Bid relief update: Stakeholders move on new information

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12/15/2017

WASHINGTON – New details have pushed to the forefront a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s been held up at the Office of Management and Budget since August.

Stakeholders take stock in wake of Price’s resignation

‘While it does slow down our momentum, it will not stop us’
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10/06/2017

WASHINGTON – Tom Price’s resignation from the Department of Health and Human Services shouldn’t have an impact on a pending interim final rule, industry stakeholders say. What’s lesser known: Whether it will have an impact on a final fix for the competitive bidding program.

All eyes on new bid-related rule

‘It sounds like a good thing, but we just don’t know what’s in it’
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09/01/2017

WASHINGTON – The website of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and the Office of Management and Budget now shows an interim final rule pending review titled “Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule, Adjustments to Resume the Transitional 50/50 Blended Rates to Provider Relief in Non-Competitive Bidding Areas.”

Make it stop, all of it

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

There are a number of reasons why I want this election cycle to end, some of which will remain nameless.

I’m sure I’m not alone.

Bid delay bill passes in Senate

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06/23/2016

WASHINGTON – The Senate has passed a bill that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts, according to the Council for Quality Respiratory Care.

Bid relief bill introduced in House

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05/13/2016

WASHINGTON – A highly anticipated bill in the House of Representatives that would delay an upcoming second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas has dropped with a bang.

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