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Round 2021

Stakeholders stand their ground

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07/03/2019

WASHINGTON – The bid window for Round 2021 may be opening next week, but industry stakeholders are still racking up co-sponsors for H.R. 2771 and working on a Senate companion bill.

What's your bid style?

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Theresa and I met last week to talk about the stories we’re working on for our upcoming August issue.

Senate presses HHS, CMS on vents

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07/02/2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Monday sent a letter signed by 38 senators asking HHS and CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding, according to AAHomecare.

CMS drops two codes from Round 2021

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07/02/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has removed HCPCS codes E0992 and K0056 from the product category for standard power mobility devices for Round 2021 of competitive bidding. The reason: The two codes are only applicable to the standard manual wheelchairs product category.

Senate backs vents issue

Deadline for sign-on letter is June 26
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06/21/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have a new ally in their bid to convince CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Traffic on bid website ‘positive’

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06/21/2019

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s competitive bidding website, www.dmecbpeducation.com, has had 10,762 unique visitors year to date.

ITEM Coalition adds voice to vent concerns

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06/20/2019

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma to express its concerns about including non-invasive vents in Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

Senate joins House to preserve access to vents

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06/19/2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., amd Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are spearheading a sign-on letter asking HHS and CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

In brief: UroMed to close, bid registration opens

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06/14/2019

SUWANEE, Ga. – UroMed, a provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies, will close on July 8, according to a letter to its customers.

Register for Round 2021

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06/12/2019

WASHINGTON – Registration is now open for Round 2021 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

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