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CMS extends bid deadline


BALTIMORE – CMS has pushed back the deadline to submit bids for the Round 2 re-compete by a day.

In an announcement this morning, the agency said that, due to technical difficulties yesterday, the bid window will now close at 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 26.

NCART calls for action on accessories

‘This is an extremely serious threat’

WASHINGTON – NCART is calling on members of the House of Representatives this week to sign a “Dear Colleague” letter asking CMS to reconsider its plans to apply competitive bidding pricing to complex rehab wheelchair accessories.

Bid fight moves to Senate

‘We’ve got a lot more we need to accomplish’

WASHINGTON – No sooner had the House of Representatives passed a bill that would reform the competitive bidding program, than things started moving in the Senate. 

Lawmakers introduce new and improved complex rehab bill


WASHINGTON – Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., introduced a bill yesterday to create a separate benefit for complex rehab—with a twist.

Gov’t also takes hit under ‘monster backlog’ of appeals


WASHINGTON – The years-long delay in the appeals process at the administrative law judge level is costly for both providers and CMS, says a new report.

What’s the holdup at Inogen?


GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen’s investigation into its accounting practices could be representative of the potential “landmines” manufacturers face when selling direct to consumers, industry watchers say.




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