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In brief: CVS doubles down on HealthHUBs, CMS seeks input on paperwork burden

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06/07/2019

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Health will open additional HealthHUBs in Houston this year, as well as in Atlanta, Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey and Tampa, the company announced as part of its 2019 Investor Day on June 4.

Reverse calculators added to industry’s bid website

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06/05/2019

WASHINGTON – The industry stakeholders behind www.dmecbpeducation.com have added three reverse calculators to the website to help HME providers formulate their bids for Round 2021.

VGM enhances bid calculators

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06/04/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released enhanced competitive bidding calculators that allow providers to input their own books of business and desired bid prices to reflect changes in revenues.

In brief: Crunch time for non-invasive vents, with sign-on letter approaching deadline and patient organizations weighing in

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05/31/2019

WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Representatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.

West Va. lawmakers weigh in on bid program

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05/30/2019

WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s congressional delegation recently sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma asking her to be mindful of the challenges rural providers face in Round 2021.

Heavy hitters weigh in on non-invasive vents

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05/29/2019

WASHINGTON – A coalition of patient organizations “implores” HHS and CMS to permanently exclude non-invasive ventilators from the competitive bidding program.

CliffsNotes: How to bid smart

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05/24/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers are swimming in changes surrounding Round 2021, so HME News hopped on the “Bid Smart” webcast last week to hear what would float to the top in a one-hour webcast. Here are some highlights.

Know the ceiling

CMS details bidder capacity

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05/17/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS will use a bidder’s estimated capacity—or their historic capacity plus their projected increase in capacity—along with their bid amount, to rank bids, reports the coalition behind www.dmecbpeducation.com.

Get ready to ‘Bid Smart’

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05/16/2019

WASHINGTON – The coalition behind www.dmecbpeducation.com will host a “Bid Smart 2019” webcast* on Monday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.

CMS details timeline for Round 2021

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05/07/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has updated its timeline for Round 2021, including the opening of the bid window on July 16.

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