Legislative


PAMS, Providers Hold Press Conference

Advocates work to inform media, public about perils of NCB.

HHS OIG to Investigate Competitive Bidding

Investigators will scrutinize CMS’s awarding of contracts to bidders that didn’t meet state requirements.

Tom Ryan Takes AAHomecare Leadership Spot

N.Y. provider and HME advocate becomes association's president, CEO.

Observation Deck

Stopping the CMS Juggernaut

The CMS steamroller will run over patients as it crushes providers. Is that what it's going to take to get Congress to understand the real cost of this poorly considered and implemented program?

CMS Proposes Capped Rental Rule for DME

Far-reaching rule would move various DME over $150 allowable to capped rental

AAHomecare, AMEPA Merge

AMEPA marks second national association folded into AAHomecare this year.

H.R. 2375 Gains 5 Co-Sponsors

Implementation delay still viable, according to industry advocates.

MPP Bill Gains 7 Lawmakers; Up to 144 Co-Sponsors

Industry puts concerted effort behind legislation that would replace competitive bidding with MPP.



H.R. 1717 Hits 137 Sponsors

Effort to replace competitive bidding with MPP continues to gain momentum

Industry Preps for Virtual Fly-in

July 18 lobbying effort will drive support of H.R. 1717, highlight Round Two problems.

The Fight to Stop Competitive Bidding Rages On

Industry policy, advocacy experts outline industry strategies going post-Round Two implementation.

Competitive Bidding Jeopardizing Diabetes Patients

UNC professor of medicine catalogs bidding pitfalls for diabetes patients in column.

CMS Delays Face-to-Face Regulation Until Oct. 1

Rule requiring face-to-face examination by physician for various DME will go into effect next week, but not be enforced until October.

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.

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