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Hard-fought bid delay fails

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07/15/2016

WASHINGTON – Congress has failed to pass a bill that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts for three months, until Sept. 30.

Bid delay efforts run out of gas

Discussions will resume after July 4th recess
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06/24/2016

WASHINGTON – With efforts to delay a second round of Medicare cuts stalled, the HME industry finds itself between a rock and a hard place, stakeholders say.

CQRC expresses ‘disappointment’ over House inaction

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06/24/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has called on Congressional leaders to act on legislation that would retroactively delay cuts that go into effect July 1.

Industry pulls out all stops to push bill

Second phase of cuts hits non-bid areas on July 1
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06/17/2016

WASHINGTON – Friday afternoon was a nail-biter for the HME industry as a bill that would delay a second phase of Medicare reimbursement cuts moved through the “hotline” process in the Senate.

In brief: Bill gains momentum, deadline for sleep rule extended

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06/10/2016

WASHINGTON – A bill in the House of Representatives that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts slated for July 1 has gained 18 additional co-sponsors in the wake of the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, May 25-26.

In brief: Big names support bid delay, group surveys drivers on sleep

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04/22/2016

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee leaders have asked CMS to delay applying the next round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in rural areas.

Senate Finance leaders urge delay of bid pricing

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04/20/2016

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee leaders have asked CMS to delay applying the next round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in rural areas.

Bid bill has sticking point in the House

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04/15/2016

WASHINGTON – One month after the introduction of a Senate bill to delay competitive bidding cuts, industry stakeholders are still working to get a Democratic co-sponsor for a House companion bill.

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.