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Round 2021

AAHomecare takes short and long view

Delay bid program, assess changed landscape
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05/08/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is working with Dobson DaVanzo & Associates to package together the results of a recent survey in another push to delay Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

CMS relents on vents

‘During a public health emergency, why would you reduce capacity when you need it’
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04/10/2020

WASHINGTON – Getting non-invasive vents dropped from Round 2021 of competitive bidding is a big deal but there’s a case to be made for delaying the entire program, industry stakeholders say.

CMS drops vents from Round 2021

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04/09/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has removed non-invasive ventilators from the competitive bidding program.

2019 should make for an interesting 2020

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Friday, December 6, 2019

As I was pulling the most read stories for this year, I was struck by the number of stories with unfinished business.

VGM hosts bid eval webcast

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12/06/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group’s Mark Higley and Ronda Buhrmester are hosting a webcast on Dec. 11 on the preliminary bid evaluation (PBE) notices that providers received Dec. 3.

Stakeholders run with vent bill

‘They are very concerned about CMS and they want a remedy’
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11/08/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are prioritizing the 180 members of the House of Representatives who signed a letter asking CMS to drop non-invasive vents from competitive bidding to now support H.R. 4945.

Round 2021: CBIC seeks ‘substantiation’ letters, CMS solicits comments on communication

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11/07/2019

WASHINGTON –The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor has sent notices to bidders asking them to substantiate their bids, VGM reports.

CMS downplays vent concerns

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10/24/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS says it has safeguards in place to protect beneficiary access to non-invasive ventilators during Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Bid window closes … without much fanfare

‘If we get the bid at our prices, great; if not, we will continue to operate per usual’
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09/20/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Respondents to a recent HME Newspoll report having a take-it-or-leave-it attitude toward Medicare, in the wake of the bid window for Round 2021 closing on Sept. 18.

Stakeholders eye upcoming payment rule

‘What will be the formula in non-bid areas?’
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09/13/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are stepping back to take a larger view of payment issues for HME, with the bid window for Round 2021 closing on Wednesday.

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