The year so far: Chaos, exits and raids, with a little bidding thrown in
It’s Friday, which means it's Newswire day. I could stop there, but we’re also pasting up the October issue (the pre-show issue for Medtrade!) and it’s the prelude to the HME News Business Summit on Sunday (there’s still time to register!).
In other words, we’re busy around here at HME News world headquarters.
So with that, here’s a quick but interesting post on the most read stories on our website so far this year, from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31.
MIRAMAR, Fla. – Less than a year after it took over the Florida Medicaid market, Univita Health has lost all of its contracts.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday sided with the HME industry and passed a bill that would reform the competitive bidding program.
SHELBYVILLE, Ala. – There’s a new buyer on the horizon with ambitious plans to roll up DME companies, but it has a very tight focus.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare keeps things close to the vest, but the provider is rumored to be on the acquisition trail.
YARMOUTH, Maine – It turns out the top strategy for many HME providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas isn’t whether or not to bid higher or lower as part of the re-compete, but not to bid at all.
BOCA RATON, Fla. – An attorney for a mail-order contract supplier that was raided by the FBI last week says the company has “nothing to hide.”
YARMOUTH, Maine – With the bid window for the Round 2 re-compete drawing to a close later this month, those who accepted contracts in Round 2 are reflecting on whether or not it has been worth it.
YARMOUTH, Maine – A new rule that allows HME providers to carve up their competitive bidding contracts could make for more aggressive bidding in the Round 2 re-compete, industry attorneys say.
YARMOUTH, Maine – A recent flurry of mergers and acquisitions between national health insurance companies has HME providers on edge.
WASHINGTON – A new bill in the House of Representatives paves the way for CMS to start enforcing the face-to-face requirement.