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CMS changes up areas, products in Round 2 recompete

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07/18/2014

BALTIMORE – Keeping everyone on their toes, CMS has a few surprises up its sleeve for the Round 2 recompete of competitive bidding, say industry stakeholders.

Carving out contracts: New scheme or practical solution?

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07/18/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS’s proposal to allow contract suppliers to sell specific lines of business could jolt M&A activity in the HME industry, but not necessarily in a good way, industry watchers say.

In brief: Verus rolls up sleep biz, Hoveround ups certification

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07/18/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Verus Healthcare has acquired its 85th CPAP business, it announced last week.

Preparations underway for Round 2 recompete

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07/16/2014

BALTIMORE – CMS late yesterday announced plans to recompete contracts for Round 2 of competitive bidding and the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies.

CMS trying to boldly go where it shouldn't: Alaska

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Did you know that if you laid the state of Alaska on top of the Lower 48 (as they refer to it from up there), it would cover an area stretching from Minnesota to Texas? And that there are only about eight DME providers in the whole state?

Bill watch: competitive bidding, audits

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07/15/2014

WASHINGTON – A bill that would require providers to obtain bid bonds as part of future rounds of competitive bidding has 20 co-sponsors. H.R.

Price extends deadline for letter

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07/15/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders now have until July 18 to help Rep.

In brief: Lawmakers introduce bid bill, SBA hosts stakeholders at hearing

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06/20/2014

WASHINGTON – Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., have introduced a bill that would require providers to obtain bid bonds as part of future rounds of competitive bidding. H.R.

Lawmakers introduce bid bill

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06/20/2014

WASHINGTON – Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., have introduced a bill that would require providers to obtain bid bonds as part of future rounds of competitive bidding.

SBA to take up industry issues at next hearing

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06/19/2014

WASHINGTON – The Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss the impact of competitive bidding and audits at its National Regulatory Fairness Hearing on June 25.

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