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ResMed acknowledges ‘temporary distraction’

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10/25/2013

SAN DIEGO – Round 2 of competitive bidding has tapped the brakes on ResMed’s growth, officials acknowledged during a conference call Oct. 24 to discuss the company’s first quarter 2014 earnings.

Providers in bid areas see glitch in payments

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10/18/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Some providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas (CBAs) say they’re running into trouble billing for complex rehab accessories.

Lawmakers support investigation into bid program

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09/26/2013

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers from Tennessee and Ohio have written to the Office of Inspector General (OIG), urging the agency to thoroughly investigate Round 2 of competitive bidding in their states.

Lawmakers to CMS: ‘Do the right thing’

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07/02/2013

WASHINGTON – Round 2 of competitive bidding may be the law of the land in 91 cities, but that’s not stopping lawmakers who oppose the program from pressuring CMS.

Bill calls for delay, review of bid program

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06/14/2013

WASHINGTON – Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, have introduced a bill to delay the implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to The VGM Group.

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.

Humana follows Medicare’s lead

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06/07/2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – When it comes to the steep cuts Medicare plans to implement as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding, industry stakeholders have been waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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.

CMS education efforts backfire

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06/07/2013

WASHINGTON – Recent educational outreach by CMS has beneficiaries more baffled about competitive bidding than ever, HME providers say.

Face-to-face rule needs new start date, say stakeholders

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06/07/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – AAHomecare has asked CMS to delay the July 1 start date of its new face-to-face requirement, citing a need for clarifications and expressing concerns over the timing.

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