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Georgia passes licensure requirement


ATLANTA – Georgia’s House of Representatives and Senate have passed a bill that establishes a licensure requirement for DME suppliers.

OIG report finds some contract suppliers did not meet all licensure requirements


WASHINGTON – A significant chunk of Round 2 contract suppliers did not meet all licensure requirements, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Arkansas recognizes BOC for licensure


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Arkansas is the latest state to recognize Board of Certification/Accreditation examinations for licensure of providers in the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic professions.

Technical difficulties, or as one provider called it, “CBIC/NSC Goofs”

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

No sooner had I heard that CMS had sent out letters to providers asking them to review their bids as part of the Round 2 re-compete had I started hearing of issues.

CMS on notice to follow licensure rules


WASHINGTON – While most of the attention on recently passed legislation has focused on binding bids, another provision aimed at improving the competitive bidding program has essentially already taken effect: licensure.

Bill paves way for oxygen providers


MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that allows HME providers to provide home oxygen therapy without a pharmacist on staff.

Lawmakers introduce bid bill


WASHINGTON – Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., have introduced a bill that would require providers to obtain bid bonds as part of future rounds of competitive bidding.

Maryland streamlines DME licensure requirements


ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland lawmakers have passed a pair of bills to remove the pharmacy licensure requirement for DME, the Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) announced April 8.

Bidding update: Capacity, licensure


BALTIMORE – The financial capacities that contract suppliers submitted as part of their bids don’t hold much weight, based on new guidance from the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC).

History repeating itself

Monday, November 4, 2013

The announcement of the Round 2 contract winners earlier this year was quickly followed by the realization that many of those contracts went to companies that, for various reasons, did not meet state licensure requirements—something that should have been part of the process in awarding said contr