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Round 1 2017

Competitive bidding update: CMS awards new contracts, finalizes changes to program

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11/04/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS on Nov. 2 announced the contract suppliers for the latest round of its competitive bidding program.

CMS awards new contracts

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11/02/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS on Wednesday announced the contract suppliers for the latest round of its competitive bidding program.

DirectRx wins bid contract for nebulizers

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10/25/2016

TROY, Mich. – DirectRx Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy, says it has won a competitive bidding contract for nebulizers and related supplies as part of Round 1 2017. Under the contract, which runs from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec.

Providers prep for more fallout in Round 1 areas

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10/07/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers in Round 1 areas are bracing themselves for an additional Medicare reimbursement cut of, on average, 5.2% on Jan. 1.

TENS, CPAP devices see biggest hits in Round 1 2017

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09/16/2016

WASHINGTON – HME providers will see an overall reduction in Medicare reimbursement of 5.2% from the Round 1 re-compete to Round 1 2017, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.

Bid fight has new urgency

Payment amount for oxygen concentrators drops to an average of $77.97 in Round 1 areas
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09/09/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS has delivered a one-two punch to the HME industry, with precious few days left to line up legislation to slow down the spread of competitive bidding.

CMS announces Round 1 2017 payment amounts

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09/08/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced the new single payment amounts for Round 1 2017 and has begun sending contract offers.

New contract period has pros and cons, say providers

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08/28/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers are on the fence over whether the shorter contract period for Round 1 2017 is a draw or a deterrent.

VGM takes bid show on road

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08/26/2015

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group will take to the road again with its Fall Seminar Series on competitive bidding. The fall/early winter series will be held in a dozen metropolitan regions encompassing the nine Round 1 2017 bid areas.

CMS shortens Round 1 contracts

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08/14/2015

BALTIMORE – CMS announced the timeline for Round 1 2017 last week, with one noticeable difference from previous rounds: The contract period is two years instead of three.

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