Funding


U.S Health Spending Rate Hits Rock Bottom

Report says recession put 2009's pace of healthcare spending at 50-year low.

Audit Abuse in Medicare

Waste in Medicare — right under their noses.

AAHomecare Asks House to Nix NCB

Association calls on House leaders to include a repeal of national competitive bidding in the GOP bill to stop healthcare reform.

Round One Complaints Rolling in

Associations say providers telling many tales of Round One frustrations.

Competitive Bidding

2011 Big Ten

Competitive Bidding

The industry has fought a long fight, but Round One has reached implementation. What next?

New Business Models

2011 Big Ten

New Business Models

Many providers will have to reshape their businesses in order to survive and thrive in 2011.

Audit

2011 Big Ten

Audits

How providers deal with the nasty fact of life that Medicare audits have become will shape their 2011.

Financial Services

2011 Big Ten

Financial Services

As CMS funding pressures force providers into new business models, they will require financial help from various sources.



DME MACs Yank Glucometer Coverage Revisions

All jurisdictions withdraw proposed revisions that posed sharp funding cuts.

NAIMES Outlines Round One Action Plan

Association launches state-level strategy for raising public awareness to imminent competitive bidding pitfalls.

Economist Calls for Bidding ‘Time Out’

University professor led the group of 166 auction experts that criticized CMS’s program.

CMS Warned About Bad Bid Winner Credit

Lawmakers notify CMS head regarding Invacare credit study.

AAHomecare Soliciting Bid Problem Info

Association collecting reports of problematic bids from industry.

34% of Round One Suppliers Suffer Shaky Credit

Study by Invacare calls into question CMS financial standards for bid winners.

New Site Collecting Bid Problems Debuts

Providers, partners and patients urged to document bid problems by Dec. 15.

Webcasts

The Competitive Bidding Survival Manual
How non-contract suppliers can enter and succeed in the competitive bid arena.

No Weak Links: How Providers Can  Forge an Unbreakable Supply Chain
FREE event sponsored by McKesson

Becoming an Audit Ninja: Key Techniques for Fending Off Audit Threats
Available on-demand for a limited time

Binding Bids Bill

To what degree are you lobbying on behalf of H.R. 4920, the Binding Bids Bill?





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