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Round 2 competitive bidding

New study is wake-up call for providers, says Ryan

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10/21/2016

WASHINGTON – Medicare payments under the competitive bidding program are below providers’ costs and therefore unsustainable, says a new study.

In brief: Utilization drops in Round 2 bid areas, retail finalists named

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10/21/2016

WASHINGTON – The number of Medicare beneficiaries receiving DMEPOS in Round 2 areas decreased more than twice as much from 2012 to 2014 than in non-bid areas, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Closings abound

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03/20/2015

Since founding Medi-Healthcare in 1985, CEO Robert Slama has seen providers come and go, but recently, he says there’s a lot more going than coming.

Being a contract supplier: Has it been worth it?

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03/13/2015

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories examining the impact of competitive bidding in Round 2 areas. Next week: “Closings abound.”

Round 2 at one-year mark: ‘We’ve thinned the ranks’

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07/03/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – In the year since Round 2 of competitive bidding was implemented in 91 cities, the HME industry has seen a rapidly shrinking provider base.

Reporter's notebook: Burden intensifies for contract suppliers

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03/28/2014

When it comes to managing a Round 2 contract, the low single payment amounts aren’t the only obstacle to providing timely service. Onerous documentation requirements and shortsighted Medicare rules may present even bigger hurdles.

Round 2: Up, down, all around

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03/14/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – More than half a year in, Round 2 of the competitive bidding program has had an uneven impact on providers in affected areas.

Private pay rates below bid rates

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10/25/2013

BlueCross BlueShield in several states plans to implement new payment rates this fall that look a lot like the Round 2 bid rates, and in some cases, worse.

Hart Medical gains affiliates

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10/21/2013

DETROIT – Two Michigan hospital-based systems and an affiliate of Center Line, Mich.-based Binson’s Home Health Centers have agreed to merge, according to Crain’s Detroit Business.

What's next for LMI?

Provider was not awarded any contracts for Round 2
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08/23/2013

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – After a planned merger fell apart shortly after it was announced, industry watchers say they are waiting to see what Landauer Metropolitan, Inc. (LMI) will do next.

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