Another Round 2021 Education Conference Slated

Aug. 27 event will help bring providers up to speed three weeks before the bid window closes.

To further help providers with their Round 2021 bids, the educational coalition behind the website will host another bidding education event on Aug. 27, three weeks before the bid window closes.

The new event follows the recent June 5 Bid Smart 2019 Summit, and will be hosted at Sheraton Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas.

The August Summit will give providers one more chance to learn the changes to competitive bidding ushered in with Round 2021, such as lead item pricing; bid surety bond; and the use of single payment amounts to set rates in non-competitive bidding areas. The event will also show attendees how to use the lead item pricing calculator and other tools available at

Speakers for the Aug. 27 event include:

  • Cara Bachenheimer, head of the Government Affairs Practice at Brown & Fortunato
  • Kim Brummett, vice president of Regulatory Affairs for American Association for Homecare
  • Mark J. Higley, vice president Regulatory Affairs for VGM Group Inc. 

The cost to attend is $99 and providers can register at

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