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Providers try to make sense of it all

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04/19/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – From providers getting contracts to service areas located thousands of miles away to providers unprepared to service contracts in their local areas, sources predict problems aplenty when Round 2 goes into effect July 1.

Subcontracting: 'Everybody's doing it'

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04/19/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry attorneys sum up the bulk of the activity in the wake of CMS’s announcement of the contracts suppliers for Round 2 with one word: subcontracting.

Prodigy Diabetes Care, OK Biotech align ownership

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04/16/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ­– Prodigy Diabetes Care, a distributor of diabetes testing supplies, has acquired substantial ownership of the publicly owned shares of OK Biotech, a manufacturing partner based in Taiwan, according to a press release.

Industry gathers 'ammunition'

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04/12/2013

BALTIMORE – Industry stakeholders believe CMS may have shot itself in the other foot when it released the names of the 799 suppliers who won 13,126 contracts as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding.

In brief: Senator calls hearing, Apria borrows $900M

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04/12/2013

WASHINGTON – Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has scheduled a hearing to address HME marketing tactics, according to a press release.

CMS names contract suppliers for Round 2

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04/09/2013

BALTIMORE – CMS proceeded with its competitive bidding program today by releasing the names of 799 contract suppliers for Round 2.

N.Y. members of Congress to CMS: Delay Round 2

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04/08/2013

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers has asked CMS to delay the expansion of competitive bidding.

Rotech envisions 'solid future'

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03/22/2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare plans to emerge from bankruptcy protection a stronger company with an eye toward “aggressive” growth, says President and CEO Steven Alsene.

Apria bullish on success under bid program

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03/15/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Execs at Apria Healthcare revealed during an earnings call March 11 that the company was offered “a significant number of contracts” for Round 2 of competitive bidding.

Providers make adjustments to weather Round 2

'Steps need to be taken to ensure viability'
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03/15/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – The majority of respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll say they’ll be cutting staff and salaries in response to the recently announced payment amounts for Round 2.

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