Legislative


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

The Fight to Stop Competitive Bidding Rages On

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

Industry Preps for Virtual Fly-in

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

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.

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.

AAHomecare, Md. Provider File Suit Against CMS

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

Berwick Launches Bid for Mass. Governor Seat

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

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.

CMS Refuses Round Two Administrative Delay Request

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

Humana Plans to Use Competitive Bidding Rates

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

Providers, Advocates Raise Bidding Concerns at SBA Hearing

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

Medicare Remains Solvent Until at Least 2026

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

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