Aug. 27 Bid Smart Summit Registration Still Open

Time is running out to sign up for the conference, which aims to get providers up to speed three weeks before Round 2021’s bid window closes.

There are still seats available for the Aug. 27 Bid Smart Summit occurring at the Sheraton Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas., but the educational coalition behind the is telling providers they need to act fast.

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

Moreover, the event has added a special session that will walk attendees through the information and procedures to use the “Bid Preparation Worksheet and Utilization Reports,” complete Forms A and B, and upload the bidder documents that must now be uploaded in Connexion, the program’s secure portal. 

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 of Regulatory Affairs for VGM Group Inc. 

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

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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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