Competitive Bidding


AAHomecare, Md. Provider File Suit Against CMS

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

Rep. Thompson Intros Bidding Delay Bill

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

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.

Bidding Delay Letter Up to 123 Backers

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

Providers, Advocates Raise Bidding Concerns at SBA Hearing

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

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.

Editor's Note

Defeating Defeatism

Round Two Winners’ Compliance Called Into Question

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

Lawmakers Back Delay of Round Two Implementation

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



‘There’s No More Room for Apathy’

Provider, AAHomcare board member Tom Ryan makes impassioned call to action.

Industry, Lawmakers Rally Around HME

Speakers, industry delegates set engaged, energetic tone for Washington Legislative Conference.

Washington Conference Re-Cap

H.R. 1717: Providers Must Tell a Strong Story

Rep. Price urges providers to have frank discussions with lawmakers to push through MPP legislation.

H.R. 1717 Gains 31 Backers

Number of MPP legislation’s co-sponsors swells to 96 lawmakers with more to come.

Providers Descend on Washington

Representatives of HME businesses nationwide gather at AAHomecare’s legislative conference to hit the Hill in support of H.R. 1717.

MPP Bill Up to 65 Sponsors

H.R. 1717 continues momentum, picks up an additional 21 sponsors.

Editor's Note

Defeating Defeatism

The fight to stop competitive bidding has been a tough slog, and it's not surprising some providers might be frustrated or worn out. But it's time to get re-energized. We have a bill in-hand, let’s get it passed.

Industry Newsmaker

Fighting the Good Fight

PAMS Executive Director John Shirvinksy discusses the fine art of stopping competitive bidding, and what providers must do to make it happen.

Industry Advocacy

Making More Friends than Enemies

HME’s PR imperative serves as a call to action for every provider to raise the industry’s profile. What can they do to help?

CMS Begins Warning Round Two Beneficiaries

Agency begins emailing notifications regarding program; letter campaign begins May 31.

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