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Tennessee lawmakers express licensure concerns

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05/22/2013

WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers from Tennessee has written a letter to CMS expressing concern about contract suppliers in Round 2 of competitive bidding that don’t meet state licensure requirements, according to an article from TheChattanoogan.com.

Lawmakers back Round 2 delay

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05/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Two separate pairs of congressmen have penned letters aiming to push back the July 1 implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to reports from The VGM Group an

Subcontracting divides providers

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05/17/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – In a nod to the complexity of subcontracting under competitive bidding, the number of non-contract suppliers that are seeking out agreements and those that aren’t is split down the middle, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

Landauer, Allcare merge

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05/16/2013

PLAINVIEW and MT. VERNON, N.Y. – Two New York-based DME providers, Landauer Metropolitan and Allcare Medical, have agreed to merge operations.

Some contract suppliers may not meet requirements

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05/10/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – As HME stakeholders continue to pore over the list of Round 2 contract suppliers, it’s become more and more clear that some may not meet various licensing requirements—a condition of winning a contract.

Providers on grandfathering: Keep serving, keep collecting

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05/10/2013

WASHINGTON – Grandfathering may help keep non-contract suppliers in Round 2 afloat, but it’s only a temporary fix for them and their patients, they say.

In brief: MPP adds supporters, Aeroflow seeks subcontractors

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05/10/2013

WASHINGTON – A bill in the House of Representatives to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP) picked up 19 co-sponsors last week. There are now 44 co-sponsors for H.R. 1717 and industry stakeholders urge providers to keep talking it up.

Aeroflow lands hundreds of contracts, seeks subcontractors

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05/06/2013

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare, which won 456 contracts as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding, seeks to subcontract with providers that did not win bids to help it serve customers, according to a press release.

All-States Medical looks to hire 50

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05/03/2013

FLETCHER, N.C. – If all goes as planned, All-States Medical will more than double the size of its staff in the next two months, adding 50 new employees, according to a press release.

New MPP bill starts strong

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04/26/2013

WASHINGTON – The HME industry needs to hit the ground running now that a new bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP) has been dropped, say stakeholders.

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