Competitive Bidding


VIDEO: House Passes Binding Bids Legislation

H.R. 284’s passage means the industry can now focus its attention on the Senate in order to pass MCBIA.

House Binding Bids Bill Slated for Monday Vote

House portion of bicameral Medicare Competitive Bidding Improvement Act would fix competitive bidding’s suicide bidding flaw.

Binding Bids Bills Gains More Co-Sponsors

House legislation boasts 59 backers, while Senate companion hovers at 5 signers.

N.Y. DOH Rejects Bidding for its Medicaid Program

State health department questions methods used by HHS OIG report advocating bidding for the state.

VGM, AAHomecare Meet in Washington

AAHomecare also meets with Washington, D.C. provider to get its perspective on providing services.

Observation Deck

It's Time to be Part of the Solution

Bidding reforms are making solid progress, but they need providers' help.

Bidding Could Save N.Y. Medicaid Millions

HHS OIG report recommends Empire State's Medicaid agency implement competitive bidding across 54 DME items; estimates state could have saved $8.9 million during 2011 and 2012 if it had.

Round Two Re-Compete Registration Deadline Hits Tuesday

Round Two bidders must register by Feb. 17 in order to participate in re-compete; deadline for all bids set for March 25.

Bidding Reform Bills Make Slight Gain

House binding bids legislation adds three co-sponsors while Senate companion hovers.

R.I. Provider Gets Drop on Mother Nature

In days before January’s nor’easter, Absolute Respiratory Care anticipates patient needs.



Editor's Note

The Tip of the Spear

The Tip of the Spear

Competitive bidding’s negative impacts are all too real, and strong reason to keep fighting.

New Bidding Reforms Gaining Congressional Support

House legislation starts strong out of the gate, Senate bill starts picking up co-sponsors.

AAHomecare Calls on Providers to Back Bidding Bills

Message from industry association urges providers to contact their lawmakers.

New Biding Bids Bills Launched in House, Senate

Crunch time is on for providers, associations to lobby for new legislation in run-up to Round Two re-compete.

HHS OIG to Study Medicare Beneficiary Access to DME

Study comes as long-awaited response to request made by House lawmakers in July.

Competitive Bidding

Business Solutions

Head-on Competitive Bidding Collision

As the Round Two re-compete thunders down the tracks, HME providers scramble both in terms of their legislative response and in preparing their bids.

HME Business Big Ten

2015 Preview

Big Ten

As HME businesses continue to drive new revenue in 2015, the New Year also brings some serious challenges. We explore the solutions and opportunities in this year's list.

Industry Legislation Poised to Lapse

As 113th Congress draws to a close, industry advocates set strategy for early 2015.

CMS Posts Payment Rule FAQ

Document answers frequent questions regarding its rule to take bidding national in 2016.

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