Competitive Bidding Summit Slated for June 5

Nashville event will give attendees deeper understanding of Round 2021, and especially how to bid under lead item pricing.

To help providers better prepare for Round 2021, the educational coalition behind the website is hosting the Bid Smart 2019 Summit in Nashville, Tenn. on June 5.

The one-day summit, hosted at the One Century Place Conference Center in Nashville, will provide a day-long workshop that will address topics such as lead item pricing; bid surety bond; and the use of single payment amounts to set rates in non-competitive bidding areas.

Speakers will include:

  • Cara Bachenheimer, head of the government affairs practice at industry law firm Brown & Fortunato, and general counsel of the American Association for Homecare.
  • Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare.
  • Mark J. Higley, vice president of regulatory affairs for VGM Group Inc.

With the 60-day bid window opening in June, the event will also show attendees how to use the lead item pricing calculator and other tools available at, which is a joint effort from AAHomcare, the VGM Group, and the Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC).

The June 5 event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time, and will be held at One Century Place Conference Center, which is located at 26 Century Blvd, in Nashville, zip code 37214. Registration costs $99 and attendees can register here.

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