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Lawmakers call on OIG to investigate competitive bidding

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06/24/2013

WASHINGTON – In a June 21 letter to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, call on the agency to investigate the possibility that CMS deliberately overlooked its own rules when awarding contracts for competitive bidding, according to a press release.

Bills could deliver 'one-two punch' to bid program

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06/21/2013

WASHINGTON – A bill that would delay the expansion of competitive bidding could get fast-tracked through the House of Representatives, say industry stakeholders.

Big Cs at Heartland: competitive bidding, change

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06/14/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The tide may be turning on CMS and its competitive bidding program, industry stakeholders told attendees at The VGM Group’s Heartland Conference last week.

NASL joins call to delay bidding program

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06/14/2013

WASHINGTON – The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) stands behind lawmakers in the House of Representatives who want to delay implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to a press release.

Reps. Thompson and Braley to hold press conference on Round 2 delay letter

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06/12/2013

WASHINGTON – Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, will hold a press conference Thursday, June 13, to increase the pressure on CMS to delay Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to a news release from AAHomecare.

Lawmakers pressure CMS on licensure issues

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06/07/2013

WASHINGTON – Amid growing concerns on Capitol Hill, CMS officials have been asked to report to Senate staff on Round 2 of competitive bidding at a briefing on Tuesday.

Lawmakers back Round 2 delay

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05/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Two separate pairs of congressmen have penned letters aiming to push back the July 1 implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to reports from The VGM Group an