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IFR doesn’t go as far as bid bill

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12/14/2017

WASHINGTON – The HME industry has at least one more detail about a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that has been under wraps and

Bid relief bill adds co-sponsors

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11/29/2017

WASHINGTON - A bill that would provide relief from the competitive bidding program now has 76 co-sponsors, AAHomecare and VGM Group report. H.R. 4229, introduced Nov. 2 by Rep.

Draft bid bill draws 49 original co-sponsors

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10/31/2017

WASHINGTON – A draft bill that would provide relief from competitive bidding in non-bid areas will have 49 original co-sponsors when it is introduced, according to AAHomecare and VGM Group.

Bid relief: More original co-sponsors needed

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10/25/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has extended the deadline for collecting original co-sponsors for draft legislation that would provide relief from competitive bidding in non-bid areas until the end of this week, according to AAHomecare.

HME industry ‘cuts to the chase’in bid fight

Update: Number of original co-sponsors for draft relief legislation hits 10
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10/24/2017

ATLANTA – The HME industry is leaner and meaner than ever, but it’s still in fighting shape, AAHomecare President and CEO Tom Ryan told Medtrade attendees at the Washington Update on Tuesday morning.

 “We are still in battle, still advocating,” he said.

Bid relief letter draws 104 signatures

Deadline for signatures was Wednesday
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09/27/2017

WASHINGTON – A sign-on letter in the House of Representatives to pressure the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule has 104 signatures, according to AAHomecare.

Bid relief update: House applies pressure on OMB

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09/20/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., has launched a congressional sign-on letter that asks the Office of Management and Budget to clear a competitive bidding-related interim final rule currently under its review, AAHomecare reports.

Stakeholders apply steady pressure for bid relief

Recent data analysis by AAHomecare shows 42% reduction in number of providers from 2013 to 2017
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07/14/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say they’re primed to build further support for bid relief after a post-July 4th recess surge resulted in a total of 49 signatures for a Senate sign-on letter.

Price now has letters from both Senate, House

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07/12/2017

WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders collected 48 signatures for a letter from Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to use his regulatory authority to provide relief from competitive bidding in rural areas, VGM reported this morning.

Stakeholders rack up ‘impressive’ list of co-signers for bid relief letter

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06/13/2017

WASHINGTON – The HME industry has met its goal of at least 150 co-signers for a letter calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

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