Subscribe to RSS - competitive bidding

competitive bidding

Nowhere to hide: Reimbursement cuts multiply

‘We cannot survive’ wrote one poll respondent
 - 
08/19/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – Third-party payers have wasted no time applying recently reduced Medicare pricing, respondents to the latest HME Newspoll say.

VGM launches impact survey

 - 
08/05/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has launched “The Supplier Impact Survey” to provide lawmakers on Capitol Hill with real-world figures on the impact of competitive bidding on HME providers and their patients.

Are you kidding me?

 - 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The disappointment was palpable on Friday, when word began spreading that the Senate had failed to pass a bill delaying a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas before it began its long summer recess.

I received twitter messages with swear words.

Hard-fought bid delay fails

 - 
07/15/2016

WASHINGTON – Congress has failed to pass a bill that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts for three months, until Sept. 30.

Lawmakers run with three-month delay

 - 
07/14/2016

WASHINGTON – A bill passed in the House of Representatives last week that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts is going through a “hotline” process in the Senate, AAHomecare announced yesterday at 5:30 p.m.

AAH’s Tom Ryan: ‘We’re not there yet’

 - 
07/08/2016

WASHINGTON – The HME industry may be up against its toughest challenge yet in its bid to slow down the spread of competitive bidding.

The great wall

 - 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

If you follow me on twitter (@hmeliz), you know I gleefully announced yesterday that Associate Editor Tracy Orzel is back from her leave of absence, during which she walked the Camino de Santiago, a weeks-long walking pilgrimage across Spain.

Bid delay bill passes in House

 - 
07/06/2016

WASHINGTON – Now that both the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed bills to delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts, lawmakers have to hammer out the details—and fast.

House to vote on bid delay bill

 - 
07/05/2016

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill this afternoon that would hit pause on a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts that went into effect in non-bid areas on July 1.

CMS suggests rewrites for bid program

 - 
07/01/2016

WASHINGTON – A recently published proposed rule contains several tweaks to the competitive bidding program, a positive development for the HME industry, stakeholders say.

Among the changes: CMS wants to move the bid ceiling to the 2015 fee schedule amounts.

Pages