Legislative


Lawmakers Push to Advance 11th Hour Bidding Delay

Thompson, Braley work to have H.R. 2375 added to special House list of urgent bills.

Providers Voice Bidding Concerns to SBA at Hearing

Various healthcare stakeholders press for delay to program's expansion via Round Two implementation.

H.R. 1717 at 131 Co-Sponsors

Bill that would replace competitive bidding with Market Pricing Program picks up 16 backers.

AAHomecare, Md. Provider File Suit Against CMS

Suit calls for stop to Round Two because CMS violated rules, which also skewed bid amounts.

Griffin Home Health Care Pres. Named to N.C. Aging Council

Bill Griffin selected to help make recommendations on state health policy for North Carolina’s elderly.

Berwick Launches Bid for Mass. Governor Seat

Onetime CMS administrator’s campaign cites education and healthcare as key platform items.

CMS Refuses Round Two Administrative Delay Request

Tavenner says CMS will void contracts of unlicensed Tenn. bid winners.

Rep. Thompson Intros Bidding Delay Bill

H.R. 2375 would delay Round Two implementation, Round One Re-compete for at least six months.



CMS Slates June 26 Open Door Forum

Call will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time that day; agenda not yet released.

Medicare Remains Solvent Until at Least 2026

New report shows program in the clear two years longer than original projections.

Providers, Advocates Raise Bidding Concerns at SBA Hearing

Small Business Administration’s Seattle field hearing gives providers forum to call for halt to bidding.

Humana Plans to Use Competitive Bidding Rates

Private payor carrier will use reimbursement rates set by competitive bidding for non-network providers.

MPP Bill Hits 115 Co-Sponsors

H.R. 1717 racks up 19 more backers as industry continues lobbying fight.

HMEB, AAHomecare Host Free Advocacy Webinar

Providers urged to dial into June 14 call to learn how they can fight for their businesses, industry and patients.

Bidding Delay Letter Up to 123 Backers

More lawmakers join effort calling on CMS’s Tavenner to implement administrative delay.

Observation Deck

Your Agenda for The MPP Bill

Editor's Note

Defeating Defeatism

Lawmakers Back Delay of Round Two Implementation

More than 65 lawmakers sign dear colleague letter calling on CMS for administrative delay.

AAHomcare Recognizes Industry Advocates

Georgie Blackburn, Jackie Bolt awarded for their efforts on behalf of industry.

Round Two Winners’ Compliance Called Into Question

Significant portions of contract winners do not hold required state licenses, certifications.

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