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In brief: Letters urge CMS to drop vents from bid program, NSM boosts home access biz

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05/24/2019

WASHINGTON – Reps. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., are leading a pair of congressional sign-on letters asking CMS and HHS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Letter to CMS: Drop vents from bid program

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05/21/2019

WASHINGTON – Reps. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., are leading a congressional sign-on letter asking CMS and HHS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Competitive bidding: Stakeholders line up another campaign for relief

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05/17/2019

WASHINGTON – The industry has its marching orders this week, as it heads to Capitol Hill with a long-awaited bill to address Medicare reimbursement cuts for HME.

Not all MCOs are hot on Medicaid

Smaller and nonprofit organizations exit, consolidating market
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05/17/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – The upward trajectory of MCOs managing state Medicaid programs has hit a kink.

In brief: CMS details capacity, UHC admits error, VGM opens invite

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05/17/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS will use a bidder’s estimated capacity—or their historic capacity plus their projected increase in capacity—along with their bid amount, to rank bids, reports the coalition behind www.dmecbpeducation.com.

New bill provides relief to rural areas

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05/16/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill that would preserve access to durable medical equipment, particularly in rural areas, was introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives.

In brief: CMS releases timeline for Round 2021, Aeroflow locks in BCBS contracts

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05/10/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has updated its timeline for Round 2021, including the opening of the bid window on July 16.

Earnings: Inogen, Viemed

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05/08/2019

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen’s revenues were up 14.1% for the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, totaling $90.2 million. Sales revenues were $84.8 million, up 15.3%; and rental revenues were $5.4 million, down 1.5%.

CMS details timeline for Round 2021

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05/07/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has updated its timeline for Round 2021, including the opening of the bid window on July 16.

In brief: KCI sells to 3M, senators introduce accessories bill

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05/03/2019

SAN ANTONIO and NEW YORK – A consortium of funds led by Apax Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Acelity and its KCI subsidiaries worldwide to 3M for about $6.725 billion.

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