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Round 2 competitive bidding

PFQC spotlights South Carolina

Beneficiary told to travel 150 miles for power wheelchair
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07/12/2013

CHARLESTON, S.C. – It’s a scenario that’s likely playing out in competitive bidding areas (CBAs) across the country: Medicare beneficiaries that can’t get the equipment they need.

CMS offers grace period, providers still exposed

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07/12/2013

BALTIMORE – CMS has implemented a 120-day grace period for obtaining documentation for CPAP devices and supplies in areas included in Round 2 of competitive bidding, officials announced during an Open Door Forum July 9.

In brief: Stakeholders to shut down switchboards, Sanomedics to buy sleep provider

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07/12/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – With Round 2 of competitive bidding now underway, industry stakeholders plan to crank up the pressure on lawmakers with a virtual fly-in July 18.

Take action on competitive bidding

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07/11/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – With Round 2 of competitive bidding now underway, industry stakeholders plan to crank up the pressure on lawmakers with a virtual fly-in July 18.

Lawmakers to CMS: ‘Do the right thing’

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07/03/2013

WASHINGTON – Round 2 of competitive bidding may be the law of the land in 91 cities, but that’s not stopping lawmakers who oppose the program from pressuring CMS.

School of hard knocks

Providers offer bidding education through many channels
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07/03/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – From low-tech mailings to high-tech QR codes, HME providers say they’ve done what CMS hasn’t—educate beneficiaries and referral sources about Round 2 of the competitive bidding program.

Stakeholders: Delay efforts don’t end July 1

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06/28/2013

WASHINGTON – After the failure of an 11th hour attempt to delay the July 1 start date of Round 2 of competitive bidding, HME industry stakeholders have set their sights on the coming weeks.

Ready or not, providers chart life under Round 2

‘This has become a very tough business’
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06/28/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the arrival of July and, along with it, Round 2 of competitive bidding, providers in 91 cities have set Plan B in motion.

For many, that means looking at new markets.

Disqualified contract suppliers speak out

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06/28/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Industry stakeholders and lawmakers have made an example out of them in their fight against competitive bidding, but some disqualified contract suppliers for Tennessee say the issue isn’t that black and white.

In brief: Lawmakers call for investigation, Allstate sues DME entities

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06/28/2013

WASHINGTON – In a June 21 letter to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Reps.

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