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Option Care awarded enteral contracts


BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care has accepted contracts in the Round 2 re-compete to provide enteral nutrition services across the country. The provider has participated in the competitive bidding program since 2011.

Providers are picky, defiant about bid contracts

Thursday, April 7, 2016

We’re a day or so into our most recent Newspoll question:

In general, have you accepted the majority of the contracts that you’ve been offered by Medicare as part of the competitive bidding program?

Carving out contracts: New scheme or practical solution?


WASHINGTON – CMS’s proposal to allow contract suppliers to sell specific lines of business could jolt M&A activity in the HME industry, but not necessarily in a good way, industry watchers say.

CMS awards new bid contracts


HONOLULU – CMS has awarded new competitive bidding contracts to two local providers in Hawaii: Aloha Medical and American Home Care Systems. To date, just 13 of the 97 providers who accepted contracts as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding were located in Hawaii.

It’s still a buyer’s market, analysts say

A look at the year that was and the year that is

YARMOUTH, Maine – Competitive bidding drove acquisition activity in 2013 and analysts say it will power decisions in the year ahead.

Private pay, miracles and the Summit

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We had a great response to a webcast on how to snag private-pay contracts on July 25—a real testament to how many HME providers out there are trying to diversify their businesses away from traditional Medicare.

DHS expands into two bid areas


HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dynamic Healthcare Services (DHS) announced July 25 that it was awarded contracts to service oxygen patients in the northern New Jersey and Huntington-Ashland (WV-KY-OH) competitive bidding areas as part of Round 2 of the program.