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Round 2021: Providers do their homework

They say they’ve taken full advantage of industry website, summits and calculators
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07/12/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – When the bid window for Round 2021 opens this week, providers say they’ll be more prepared than in previous rounds.

Stakeholders line up second ‘Bid Smart Summit’

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07/09/2019

DALLAS – Industry experts will once again be on hand for a “Bid Smart Summit,” this one Aug. 27 in the Dallas area. Featured speakers are Cara Bachenheimer of Brown & Fortunato, Kim Brummett of AAHomecare and Mark Higley of VGM Group.

What's your bid style?

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Theresa and I met last week to talk about the stories we’re working on for our upcoming August issue.

Senate presses HHS, CMS on vents

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07/02/2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Monday sent a letter signed by 38 senators asking HHS and CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding, according to AAHomecare.

CMS drops two codes from Round 2021

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07/02/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has removed HCPCS codes E0992 and K0056 from the product category for standard power mobility devices for Round 2021 of competitive bidding. The reason: The two codes are only applicable to the standard manual wheelchairs product category.

HNC elevates nutrition therapy

Organization’s members include Abbott Nutrition, Nutricia, B. Braun, Nestle Health Science
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06/14/2019

WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Nutrition Council is one of the four organizations behind the industry’s competitive bidding education website, www.dmecbpeducation.com.

In brief: UroMed to close, bid registration opens

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06/14/2019

SUWANEE, Ga. – UroMed, a provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies, will close on July 8, according to a letter to its customers.

Deadline approaches for vents sign-on letter

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06/13/2019

WASHINGTON – A sign-on letter asking CMS to drop non-invasive vents from the competitive bidding program has support from 129 members of t

Register for Round 2021

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06/12/2019

WASHINGTON – Registration is now open for Round 2021 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

VGM enhances bid calculators

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06/04/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released enhanced competitive bidding calculators that allow providers to input their own books of business and desired bid prices to reflect changes in revenues.

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