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Stakeholders stand ready to change bid program, with Price’s help

The broad underlying statute governing the program gives complete discretion to the administration, they point out
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02/13/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS’s decision to temporarily delay Round 2019 of competitive bidding could mean a revamp of the program, now that Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is taking the helm at the Department of Health and Human Services, say industry stakeholders.

Tom Price is in as HHS secretary

‘Dr. Price has a strong appreciation of the role that home medical equipment providers play in allowing people to remain in their homes,’ says AAHomecare’s Ryan
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02/10/2017

WASHINGTON – The Senate early on Friday approved the nomination of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Senate voted 52 to 47 to confirm Price, a long-time champion of the HME industry.

Legislative conference: Flurry of activity on competitive bidding

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05/24/2013

WASHINGTON – Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., told attendees at AAHomecare’s Washington Legislative Conference last week that he plans to introduce legislation seeking a delay in Round 2 of competitive bidding.

Will 'pay for' pass muster with CBO?

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05/03/2013

WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders expect to find out soon if the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) agrees that their bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP) is budget neutral.

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.

New focus on market-pricing program

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04/19/2013

WASHINGTON – When the bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP) is introduced, it will have lead sponsors on both sides of the aisle, industry stakeholders say.

Industry opens up multiple fronts against bid program

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03/22/2013

WASHINGTON – With a new bill for the market-pricing program (MPP) expected to drop soon, industry stakeholders are mulling another legislative tactic in the fight against competitive bidding: a delay in the implementation of Round 2.

Legislators question bid program

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03/20/2013

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan letter to CMS led by Tom Price, R-Ga., and co-signed by 100 U.S. representatives, is calling into question the competitive bidding program, according to an AMEPA newsletter.

Price breathes new life into MPP

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01/18/2013

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has agreed to introduce a modified bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), according to AAHomecare.

New sense of urgency for MPP

'We have another bite of the apple'
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01/04/2013

WASHINGTON – With no time to lick their wounds, industry stakeholders are now targeting a must-pass bill to address a series of spending cuts as a potential vehicle for their market-pricing program (MPP).

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