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Round 2 re-compete

Hometown Medical beats the blues

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10/21/2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. – While some providers say the competitive bidding program has hurt their ability to provide quality patient service, Ryan Sampson, operations manager at Hometown Medical Supplies, says he’s had the opposite experience.

CBIC starts dialing

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08/03/2016

WASHINGTON – The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor has kicked off “secret shopper” calls to HME providers with Round 2 re-compete bid contracts, according to VGM. The CBIC uses the calls to make sure contract suppliers are serving beneficiaries.

KCI fights for bid contracts

Provider says it was disqualified for technical reasons
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06/21/2016

SAN ANTONIO – With just weeks remaining before the July 1 implementation of Round 2 re-compete contracts, KCI was still in talks with CMS to reconsider its bids for negative pressure wound therapy.

Hoveround absent from re-compete

The provider previously accepted contracts in 85% of Round 2 bid areas
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05/20/2016

SARASOTA, Fla. – As industry stakeholders continue to pore over the list of Round 2 re-compete contract suppliers, one well-known name missing from the list is Hoveround.

Déjà vu: Concerns resurface in Round 2 re-compete

As stakeholders analyze list of contract suppliers, they worry about, among other things, out-of-staters
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04/29/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun the monumental task of analyzing the newest competitive bid contract suppliers.

CMS awards 586 contracts in latest round of bidding

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04/28/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS named the contract suppliers for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding at 5:02 p.m. on Thursday.

Doing the contract limbo

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Monday, April 25, 2016

“Hey, Theresa, any idea who won contracts?” asked more than a few providers in recent emails.

That, my friends, is the question of the day.

Bid rates divide mobility providers

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04/01/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – Some mobility providers are telling CMS to take its contracts for the Round 2 re-compete and take a hike, while others are determined to make it work.

Analysts expect M&A to intensify

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03/25/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the gears now in motion for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding, M&A analysts expect to see an uptick in activity in the next few months.

In brief: Rotech ‘ready to assist,’ Universal Software makes buy

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03/25/2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare announced last week that it has received contract offers for general HME and standard mobility for all 117 competitive bidding areas as part of the Round 2 re-compete.

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