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Senate bill revives fight against bid program


WASHINGTON – Stakeholders say the HME industry’s “work has just begun” now that a bill aimed at softening the blow of competitive bidding has finally been introduced in the Senate.

‘Unreasonable’ audits crippling providers, SBA told


BOZEMAN, Mont. – The impact of audits and competitive bidding on rural providers was on the agenda at a roundtable held by the Small Business Administration yesterday.

Bid legislation to provide breathing room

‘It’s not as dramatic a cut so quickly,’ Bachenheimer says

WASHINGTON – With legislation to modify the national rollout of competitive bidding in the works, industry stakeholders are setting the stage for a full court press. 

CMS finalizes rule on bidding, bundling


WASHINGTON – CMS plans to move forward with its plans to implement competitive bid pricing nationwide, despite widespread opposition from the HME industry.

Bidding and bundling: Providers heed call to comment


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say a large number of providers answered the call to submit comments by Sept. 2 on a proposed rule to, among other things, expand the competitive bidding program nationwide.