Competitive Bidding


Second Quarter Audit Key Deadline Extended to Aug. 25

AAHomecare reminds providers that the survey doesn’t require individual claims data, but rather cumulative totals on specific audit metrics.

Patient Access Survey Now Live

Providers, case managers, beneficiaries urged to share their experience of how competitive bidding has hurt access to HME.

Providers Urged to Give August Lobbying Push a Boost

With potential legislation possibly on the horizon, HME advocates hope to set the stage with some concentrated lobbying during congressional recess.

AAHomecare Calls for Access, Audit Input

Association urges providers to submit data for 2nd quarter Audit Key survey, and to help lay groundwork for broad participation in patient access survey.

Forty-nine Senators Back Rural Relief Letter

Lawmakers in the upper chamber back Congressional call on HHS, CMS leadership to use regulatory authority to completely comply with CURES Act.

Rural Relief Letter Garners Solid Support

Follow-up to the House letter, the Senate letter has attracted from nearly half the upper chamber.

Support Called for Rural Reform Sign-on Letter

Deadline for Senators to sign their names to the letter has been extended to July 11.

CMS Exempts CRT Accessories from Bidding-Derived Pricing

Concerted advocacy push combined with sympathetic agency leadership and lawmaker involvement pays off with protection for CRT providers, patients.



House Letter Offers Tool for Regulatory Reform

The Congressional sign-on letter wrapped with 154 signatures, giving Price, Verma leverage for internal bidding reforms at CMS.

House Sign-On Letter Continues Gathering Traction

Letter to Price, Verma calling for various bid reforms now boast more than 100 lawmakers’ signatures.

The TRICARE Question

TRICARE and other payers that tie their rates to Medicare have yet to adjust reimbursement per the CURES Act. What’s being done to change that?

SBA Members Also Prep Letter for Price, Verma

Similar to general House sign-on letter, the SBA version calls for various bidding reforms that would help small providers stay in business.

Editor's Note

The Next Cut

What happens when the next reimbursement cut comes? And the next? Providers must think longer term when it comes to their relationship with Medicare.

SBA, CMS Reps Slated for Heartland Panel

Discussion will touch on the future of competitive bidding, and resources available to small businesses.

AAHomecare Maintains Legislative Momentum

A week after a successful Washington Conference, AAHomecare and industry advocates keep driving support for House sign-on letter.

Congressional Letter Calls for DME, CRT Reforms

Authored by bi-partisan group of lawmakers, letter asks HHS’s Price and CMS’s Verma for key four reforms that would protect providers, patients.

Erroneous Round 2019 Email Causes Kerfuffle

CBIC distributed a faulty email regarding a Round 2019 registration deadline over the weekend, causing confusion among HMEs.

AAHomecare Digs Deeper Into CMS’s Rural Rate Plan

Association research further shows how CMS’s newly implemented rates will hurt providers in rural and non-bid areas.

CMS Proceeds with Controversial Rural Rate Plan

Plan defies intent of CURES Act; AAHomecare head Ryan calls it a "slap in the face" for industry and lawmakers

More than 40% of Providers Have Abandoned Medicare Since July 2013

AAHomecare study of Medicare data also shows number of unique locations dropped by 38.7% during the same period.  

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