Congressman wants supplier feedback on bid program

Friday, May 23, 2014

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, wants to hear from suppliers on the competitive bidding and re-review processes, according to an AAHomecare bulletin. Renacci, a former DME provider who lost in the Round 1 re-bid, will host a roundtable on the bid program and other issues affecting DMEPOS suppliers June 5 in Ohio. AAHomecare is compiling answers to a short online survey and sending them to Renacci. In other competitive bidding news, H.R. 1717 picked up three additional co-sponsors last week bringing the total to 178. They are Reps. Thomas Petri, R-Wis., Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Lois Frankel, D-Fla. The bill would repeal competitive bidding and replace it with a market pricing program.