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House fast tracks bid bill

If passed, however, it would not apply to Round 2 re-compete

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders last week hailed a favorable vote that pushed legislation to reform the competitive bidding program a step closer to passage.

'Our credibility is at an all-time high'


As the chairman of the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) board of directors, I can assure you that there was no downtime for the association over the holidays and its activity has certainly not eased into 2015.

Bid bills need to move fast


WASHINGTON – With the bid window for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding set to open this week, industry stakeholders are eyeing their options to fast track a pair of bills to reform the bidding program.

Bid legislation: ‘Cooperative effort, not roadblocks’


WASHINGTON – Legislation to reform the competitive bidding program is expected to be reintroduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate early this week, say industry stakeholders.

Lawmakers set to reintroduce bidding bills


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare urges HME stakeholders to reach out to their senators and representatives this week to get them to sign on as original co-sponsors for upcoming competitive bidding legislation.

Groups set stage for action on audits


WASHINGTON – Even though the American Hospital Association (AHA) lost its bid to get a court to intervene in a huge backlog of appeals of Medicare claims, the lawsuit keeps the controversial program in the spotlight, industry stakeholders say.

Building a better future


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Stakeholders run with new Senate bill


WASHINGTON – Drop everything, pick up the phone and ask your senator to sign onto a new Senate companion bill that seeks to improve the competitive bidding program.

That’s the message AAHomecare has for the HME industry.

In brief: New enrollment provisions, new partnership


BALTIMORE – CMS has tightened its enrollment guidelines in a final rule issued Dec. 3.

Senate companion bill introduced


WASHINGTON – Senators Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Ben Cardin, D-Md., today introduced a bill that seeks to improve Medicare’s competitive bidding program.