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Stakeholders make progress on bidding relief

Democratic co-sponsor, Senate lead have signed on
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10/30/2015

ATLANTA – A bill that would soften the blow of the national expansion of competitive bidding is coming, AAHomecare officials told Medtrade attendees last week.

MPP back in spotlight

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05/15/2015

WASHINGTON – Provider Robert Steedley will take the mic at a hearing this week to discuss how the market pricing program is a better alternative to the current bidding system.

In brief: CMS sets ICD-10 start date, AAH adds videos to campaign toolbox

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05/02/2014

WASHINGTON – In an April 30 proposed rule that sets hospital and long-term care inpatient payment rates and rules for 2015, CMS acknowledged it plans to implement ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2015.

New contract suppliers, new licensure issues?

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11/08/2013

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

In brief: Clock ticks on MPP, MAC outlines responsibilities

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10/25/2013

WASHINGTON – All eyes in Washington, D.C., last week may have been on the Affordable Care Act and the website that couldn’t, but that didn’t stop stakeholders from meeting with legislative staffers to get a sense of what the industry might accomplish before the end of the year.

Big Cs at Heartland: competitive bidding, change

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06/14/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The tide may be turning on CMS and its competitive bidding program, industry stakeholders told attendees at The VGM Group’s Heartland Conference last week.

'It’s quantum shift time,' analysts say

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06/14/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – A pair of recent M&A transactions on opposite coasts illustrates what analysts have long predicted: Competitive bidding will drive market consolidation, they say.

With prices on the downswing, companies need to build scale, say analysts.

'We need to win'

Q&A: Robert Steedley, new chairman of AAHomecare
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06/14/2013

WASHINGTON – Robert Steedley, president of Barnes Healthcare Services in Valdosta, Ga., becomes chairman of AAHomecare at a time of change for both the HME industry and the association.

Lawmakers pressure CMS on licensure issues

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06/07/2013

WASHINGTON – Amid growing concerns on Capitol Hill, CMS officials have been asked to report to Senate staff on Round 2 of competitive bidding at a briefing on Tuesday.

Providers make case against bid program at hearing

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06/07/2013

SEATTLE – Several providers testified about the potentially damaging consequences of Medicare’s competitive bidding program at a recent regulatory fairness hearing hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to a press release from VGM & Associates.

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