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Bidding update: Capacity, licensure


BALTIMORE – The financial capacities that contract suppliers submitted as part of their bids don’t hold much weight, based on new guidance from the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC).

CMS reverses stance on financial capacity


WASHINGTON – HME providers in the competitive bidding program may no longer decline referrals after reaching their financial capacity, according to AAHomecare.

New contract suppliers, new licensure issues?


WASHINGTON – It’s still early, but industry stakeholders are already hearing reports of licensure issues in the Round 1 re-compete.

CMS posts urgent bid alert


WASHINGTON – CMS “strongly urges” bidders to read the financial document requirements in the Round 1 recompete Request for Bids (RFB) instructions and to make sure all documents meet the specific requirements.

Webcast available for Round 1 recompete


WASHINGTON – A new educational webcast for the Round 1 recompete of the competitive bidding program is now available on the CBIC website.

PECOS update: This could be big

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

John Shirvinsky, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) sent me this email a few minutes ago. This is such important information that I asked John if I could share his email and he said yes. So here it is:

A nerd travels to HME Land and discovers the definition of a sale

Monday, May 24, 2010

I saw something last week that I'd never seen in all my 13 years at HME News: a highway billboard advertising AdvaCare Home Services, an HME company in Bridgeville, Pa.

Just in from CMS: The number of active DMEPOS providers has increased

Friday, May 21, 2010

I'm on the road again. Last week it was Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas; this week it's the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (PAMS) at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pa., about 90 minutes outside Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania HME association unveils competitive bidding study

Monday, February 18, 2008

Here's the text of a press release issued today by the Pennsylvania HME association.