Competitive Bidding


AAHomecare, NCART, US Rehab: Keep Pushing to Protect CRT

Various organizations call on stakeholders to sign petition to president, urge their lawmakers to support H.R. 3229.

Lawmakers Prep Bid Expansion Legislation

Rep. Price, Sen. Thune are working on legislation that would rein in CMS’s plans to expand competitive bidding to non-bid areas on Jan. 1, 2016.

CMS Releases 2017 Round One Re-Compete Timetable

Notably, the length of contracts for 2017 edition of Round One is two years, rather than three.

Rep. Price: Bidding Must Be Fixed by Year’s End

Lawmaker and HME industry champion tells GAMES members that all providers must fight unsustainable program.

Diabetes Patients in Round One Saw Decreased Access to Supplies

Study: reports patients in Round One of bidding saw disrupted access to supplies; coincided with increased number of hospitalizations, deaths.

Mont. Providers Urged to Attend SBA Hearings

July 21, 23 forums will give local HME providers an opportunity to publicly voice their concerns regarding audits, competitive bidding expansion.

Providers Urged to Lobby Against Bid Expansion

AAHomecare calls on providers to reach out to lawmakers starting next week during Congressional recess to nix 2016 expansion of competitive bidding rates to rural areas.

CBIC Reminds Bidders to Get State Licensure

Providers submitting bids for Round Two recompete must meet all state licensing requirements.

AAHomecare’s Steedley Touts MPP at Ways and Means Hearing

Association’s outgoing chairman outlines to the Subcommittee on Health the various flaws of competitive bidding and how the MPP can fix them.

AAHomecare’s Steedley to Testify at Ways and Means Hearing

Chairman will wrap up his influential term leading the association's board by explaining to the Subcomittee on Health why the MPP is a better alternative to competitive bidding.



Washington Legislative Conference Just Around the Corner

Next week’s event gives providers an opportunity to lobby lawmakers and their staffs on behalf of various industry legislative initiatives.

CMS Outlines Next Round One Re-Compete

Agency shares important dates, CBAs and categories for the 2017 installment of Round One bid program.

AAHomecare Gears up for Washington Conference

Slated for May 20-21, the annual meeting and legislative push will cover key industry issues.

Senate Passes Binding Bids Legislation

Bundled into the “doc fix” bill, the pivotal competitive bidding reform heads to Pres. Obama to be signed into law.

NCAMES to Visit Sen. Burr's Staff


Meeting will focus on the impact nationwide expansion of competitive bidding in 2016 would have on providers, patients.

NCAMES to Visit Sen. Burr's Staff


Meeting will focus on the impact nationwide expansion of competitive bidding in 2016 would have on providers, patients.

Editor's Note

HME's Glass is Half Full

After years of gloom, the year 2015 is giving the HME industry good reason to take heart.

AAHomecare Sets Aggressive Legislative Agenda

Efforts include pushing binding bids over the top, advancing MPP, audit reform, separate CRT benefit, prior authorization, state licensure effort.

Sen. Portman Cheers House Passage of H.R. 284

Lawmaker calls on peers in upper chamber to pass companion legislation that would require binding bids for competitive bidding.

VIDEO: House Passes Binding Bids Legislation

H.R. 284’s passage means the industry can now focus its attention on the Senate in order to pass MCBIA.

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