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Round 2019

Round 2019 remains a mystery

‘That it’s taking this long for them to make another announcement means there are changes being made’
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08/25/2017

WASHINGTON – HME providers shouldn’t be worried that they’re closing in on one year before the launch of Round 2019 of competitive bidding and they don’t have any details on how CMS plans to proceed, stakeholders say.

Round 2019 improves process, but providers wait and see

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03/10/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – With Round 2019 of the competitive bidding program on hold indefinitely, providers like Woody O’Neal say they’re holding off doing any prep work for submitting bids, when and if it goes forward.

Providers cheer bid delay

‘It needs to be replaced with a whole new program that actually works,’ wrote one respondent to recent HME Newspoll
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02/17/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS’s recent decision to temporarily delay Round 2019 of competitive bidding has given HME providers a ray of hope that substantive changes will be made to the program.

Stakeholders stand ready to change bid program, with Price’s help

The broad underlying statute governing the program gives complete discretion to the administration, they point out
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02/13/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS’s decision to temporarily delay Round 2019 of competitive bidding could mean a revamp of the program, now that Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is taking the helm at the Department of Health and Human Services, say industry stakeholders.

CMS taps the brakes on Round 2019

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02/07/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has decided to temporarily delay Round 2019 of competitive bidding to give the new administration the chance to review the program.

CMS adds teeth to bid program

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – After several rounds of the competitive bidding program now under its belt, CMS has implemented improvements to Round 2019 that could curb the ongoing race to the bottom, say industry stakeholders.