VGM Video Explains ESRD Rule

Organization’s Higley and Brecher untangles details of CMS’s proposed changes for competitive bidding.

The proposed rule CMS released last week regarding ESRD and DMEPOS competitive bidding offers a number of reforms, but is long, complex document. To help providers better understand it, VGM has released a video analysis of the proposed rule’s HME-related reforms.

In the video, VGM’s Mark Higley, vice president of regulatory affairs and Collin Brecher, government and regulatory affairs, tackle various aspects of the proposed rule, such as how bidding will handled given that contracts run out in 2019; lead item pricing; and extending the 50/50 rates for rural providers through Dec. 31, 2020.

The video can be viewed at or watched here:

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David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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