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Bid pricing could force hands of providers in rural areas

‘I’m already the last person standing’

YARMOUTH, Maine – If Medicare moves forward with plans to apply competitive bidding prices in remote areas of the country, providers there say they will have no choice but to stop accepting Medicare.

CMS moves forward with bidding, bundling


WASHINGTON – CMS on July 2 issued a proposed rule outlining how it plans to expand competitive bidding pricing nationwide and bundle payments for certain DME.

CMS proposes expanding competitive bidding pricing by:

Senators speak out on bid expansion for first time


WASHINGTON – Four senators have signed a letter asking CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to stop expansion of competitive bidding until the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed its investigation of the program and Congress has had time to review the results.

Bid expansion: Rural providers look ahead with trepidation


YARMOUTH, Maine – In its service area in Montana, Harrington Surgical Supply is often the only game in town.