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Round 2 re-compete

Week brings volley of bid-related items

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03/18/2016

WASHINGTON – Last week was busy for the HME industry as both CMS and stakeholders pushed and pulled against the competitive bidding program.

New rates raise noise level about sustainability, access

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03/18/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – It wasn’t their first go-round, but HME providers were still surprised when they saw the payment amounts that CMS released this week for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding.

CMS resets payment amounts for Round 2

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03/15/2016

BALTIMORE – CMS today announced the new single payment amounts for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding.

CMS opens portal for bid offers

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02/17/2016

WASHINGTON – In a sign that contract offers might be on their way, HME providers who submitted bids as part of the Round 2 and the national mail-order re-compete may now register for Connexion.

What will Round 2 re-compete look like?

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10/30/2015

ATLANTA – Mark Higley laid to bare his predictions for the upcoming Round 2 re-compete during a session at Medtrade last week.

CMS extends bid deadline

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03/25/2015

BALTIMORE – CMS has pushed back the deadline to submit bids for the Round 2 re-compete by a day.

In an announcement this morning, the agency said that, due to technical difficulties yesterday, the bid window will now close at 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 26.

Respiratory category forces hands of providers in Round 2 re-compete

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03/06/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – Providers who do CPAP but not oxygen therapy have had to make some hard decisions as part of the Round 2 re-compete.

It’s the first time they’ve been faced with the combined product category. 

Submit a bid in the Round 2 re-compete? ‘Why bother?’

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02/20/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – It turns out the top strategy for many HME providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas isn’t whether or not to bid higher or lower as part of the re-compete, but not to bid at all.

Bid bills need to move fast

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01/16/2015

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.

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