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Round 2 competitive bidding

CMS pushes back face-to-face requirement

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06/27/2013

BALTIMORE – The HME industry got a small reprieve today when CMS announced it would not enforce the new face-to-face requirement until Oct. 1.

Primer: Where is the industry at with competitive bidding RIGHT NOW

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

We are fielding daily calls from worried providers (and manufacturers and distributors) wondering what the HME industry will look like next week if Round 2 kicks off on schedule Monday.

Can contract suppliers turn away patients in bid areas?

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06/21/2013

For months now, we have heard Medicare competitive bidding Round 2 contract winners and non-contract winners, alike, ask if and how contract winners can turn away patients.

Regionals make 'bold' moves

Landauer, Allcare Medical merge; Norco buys two West Coast providers
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06/21/2013

Companies that plan to participate in competitive bidding have begun to consolidate in the lead up to July 1.

Medical supplies council monitors bid impact

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05/24/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Although AAHomecare’s Medical Supplies Council has a lot on its plate, it comes as no surprise that the impact of competitive bidding tops its agenda.

CPAP shifts: Contracts signed, questions remain

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05/24/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the majority of Round 2 CPAP contracts awarded to out-of-area suppliers, providers say they expect to see the re-supply market shift toward mail-order—a model that won’t work for the machines, they say.

Leave need to the healthcare professionals

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05/24/2013

Conspicuously absent from the list of bid winners for Round 2 of competitive bidding is New Braunfels, Texas-based The Scooter Store, which has essentially closed. CBS News takes considerable credit for “exposing” the practices that led to an investigation.

Apria positioned for ‘added scale’

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05/01/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Execs at Apria Healthcare say the company is well-positioned going into Round 2 of competitive bidding.

Hello bidding, goodbye patient compliance

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03/22/2013

Steep cuts to CPAP reimbursement under Round 2 of competitive bidding will have a dramatic impact on patients, say providers.

Complex rehab, retail can't fill Round 2 gap

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03/22/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Extensive cuts in Round 2 of competitive bidding have mobility providers looking for a Plan B.

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