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CMS awards 586 contracts in latest round of bidding


WASHINGTON – CMS named the contract suppliers for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding at 5:02 p.m. on Thursday.

By choice or necessity

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Managing Editor Theresa and I were talking yesterday about the news that United Healthcare will be pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges in all but a handful of states.

Influential group backs bid bill


WASHINGTON – The National Federation of Independent Business has written a letter of support for S. 2736, a bill that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts scheduled for July 1.

Aeroflow lands 645 bid contracts, seeks subcontractors


ASHVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has received 645 contract offers for 108 competitive bidding areas as part of the Round 2 re-compete, the provider has announced.

Providers are picky, defiant about bid contracts

Thursday, April 7, 2016

We’re a day or so into our most recent Newspoll question:

In general, have you accepted the majority of the contracts that you’ve been offered by Medicare as part of the competitive bidding program?

Stabenow, Lankford back bid bill


WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders have added two co-sponsors to a bill in the Senate that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts slated for July 1.

Cuts add up for Round 2 re-compete


WASHINGTON - Reimbursement rates will decrease, on average, 7.1% when the Round 2 re-compete kicks off July 1, according to an analysis from AAHomecare.

Are you beside yourself, too?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I heard from a reader in the wake of CMS releasing the new payment amounts for the Round 2 re-compete.

Analysts expect M&A to intensify


YARMOUTH, Maine – With the gears now in motion for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding, M&A analysts expect to see an uptick in activity in the next few months.