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Senate backs vents issue

Deadline for sign-on letter is June 26
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06/21/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have a new ally in their bid to convince CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Traffic on bid website ‘positive’

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06/21/2019

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s competitive bidding website, www.dmecbpeducation.com, has had 10,762 unique visitors year to date.

ITEM Coalition adds voice to vent concerns

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06/20/2019

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma to express its concerns about including non-invasive vents in Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

Senate joins House to preserve access to vents

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06/19/2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., amd Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are spearheading a sign-on letter asking HHS and CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

In brief: UroMed to close, bid registration opens

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06/14/2019

SUWANEE, Ga. – UroMed, a provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies, will close on July 8, according to a letter to its customers.

Register for Round 2021

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06/12/2019

WASHINGTON – Registration is now open for Round 2021 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

In brief: CVS doubles down on HealthHUBs, CMS seeks input on paperwork burden

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06/07/2019

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Health will open additional HealthHUBs in Houston this year, as well as in Atlanta, Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey and Tampa, the company announced as part of its 2019 Investor Day on June 4.

Reverse calculators added to industry’s bid website

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06/05/2019

WASHINGTON – The industry stakeholders behind www.dmecbpeducation.com have added three reverse calculators to the website to help HME providers formulate their bids for Round 2021.

VGM enhances bid calculators

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06/04/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released enhanced competitive bidding calculators that allow providers to input their own books of business and desired bid prices to reflect changes in revenues.

In brief: Crunch time for non-invasive vents, with sign-on letter approaching deadline and patient organizations weighing in

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05/31/2019

WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Representatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.

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