Economist Calls for Bidding ‘Time Out’

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

AAHomecare Soliciting Bid Problem Info

Association collecting reports of problematic bids from industry.

New Site Collecting Bid Problems Debuts

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

CMS Warned About Bad Bid Winner Credit

Lawmakers notify CMS head regarding Invacare credit study.

34% of Round One Suppliers Suffer Shaky Credit

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

CMS’s Physician Final Rule Includes New DME Rules

Includes first-month purchase option elimination, oxygen payment changes for relocating patients.

CMS Lists Round One Contract Suppliers

Agency affirms Jan. 1 implementation date, says 356 providers will serve 1,217 contracts.

CMS Slates 2 NCB Calls

Educational calls scheduled for non-contract suppliers, referral agents.

Business Solutions

Going, Going GONE?

A discussion with our Editorial Advisory Board regarding the challenges providers face in the coming year, how to deal with them, and strategies for future success.

Observation Deck

Securing the Signature

Funding Fundamentals

Focusing on Speed to Drive Quality

Editor's Note

House of Cards

Why is CMS pressing forward with NCB when it is abundantly clear that the competitive bidding it created is so fl awed that it will have disastrous consequences for the Medicare benefit, and for U.S. healthcare in general?

More Critical Media Coverage of NCB

Articles in Indianapolis Star, Boston Business Journal raise awareness of competitive bidding’s impact.

Home Health Receives PECOS Delay, but not HMEs

AAHomcare revives coalition to push for similar delay.

CMS Finally Updates Bid Site

After longer than 3 months, CMS has updated

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