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Round 2 competitive bidding

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.

Minnesota case study: How do cuts spread?

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08/23/2013

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – With the pricing for Round 2 of competitive bidding sending reverberations throughout various payer circles, nowhere is the threat possibly more powerful than one state Medicaid program.

Pricing concerns cloud ResMed’s solid earnings

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08/09/2013

SAN DIEGO – Whether or not ResMed is giving steep discounts to cash-strapped HME providers was the hot topic during an Aug. 1 call to discuss the company’s recent earnings.

Bidding and wheelchairs: ‘The system is not working’

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08/02/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry warnings of access problems due to Round 2 of competitive bidding are becoming a day-to-day reality for power wheelchair users.

In brief: Seven more sign on, ResMed takes new action

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07/26/2013

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the industry’s recent virtual fly-in, H.R. 1717 has picked up an additional seven co-sponsors, bringing the current total to 144. The bill, which was introduced April 24 by Rep.

Binson's shines on diamond anniversary

Has plans to grow through bid program
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07/24/2013

CENTER LINE, Mich. – The formula for success at Binson’s Home Health Centers is simple, says owner Jim Binson.

Industry applies pressure, stands ready

‘I am not going to be satisfied until we get competitive bidding stopped,’ says Rep. Thompson
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07/19/2013

WASHINGTON – The heat wave blanketing the East Coast last week had nothing on the heat the HME industry applied to lawmakers as part of a virtual fly-in July 18.

In brief: ResMed claims victory, AAH builds war chest

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07/19/2013

SAN DIEGO – ResMed announced July 18 that an investigation by the U.S. government has resulted in a recommendation that the International Trade Commission (ITC) stop Taiwanese manufacturer APEX Medical from importing and selling infringing products.

Cash + ABN can keep non-contract suppliers in the game

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07/17/2013

BALTIMORE – Non-contract suppliers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas can provide service to Medicare beneficiaries if the patient agrees to pay cash and signs an advanced beneficiary notice (ABN), AAHomecare advised in a bulletin this week.

Providers, beneficiaries, referral sources: No one’s happy

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07/12/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – It doesn’t matter if you’re a contract supplier or a non-contract supplier: In the first few days of Round 2 of competitive bidding, you’re spending the bulk of your time educating shell-shocked Medicare beneficiaries, according to a recent HM

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