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CMS: A master at market manipulation?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I admit I’m not one for change.

But earlier this week, when I read CMS’s release outlining some of the details for the Round 1 “recompete,” I bristled more than usual.

CMS charges ahead with Round 1 ‘recompete’

Also, HHS brags about program’s savings

BALTIMORE – CMS late yesterday announced plans to “recompete” contracts for the nine areas included in Round 1 of competitive bidding.

The agency plans to announce a schedule and begin registration this summer. It plans to open bidding this fall.

Amy Leopard: Consider joint ventures


With national competitive bidding, the industry is in a state of flux, says Amy Leopard. Suppliers are figuring out how they can affiliate and be strong suppliers for national competitive bidding and for negotiation in general.