YARMOUTH, Maine – In a nod to the complexity of subcontracting under competitive bidding, the number of non-contract suppliers that are seeking out agreements and those that aren’t is split down the middle, according to a recent HME Newspoll.
YARMOUTH, Maine – As HME stakeholders continue to pore over the list of Round 2 contract suppliers, it’s become more and more clear that some may not meet various licensing requirements—a condition of winning a contract.
WASHINGTON – A bill in the House of Representatives to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP) picked up 19 co-sponsors last week. There are now 44 co-sponsors for H.R. 1717 and industry stakeholders urge providers to keep talking it up.
FRANKFURT, Germany – Boosted in part by its 2012 acquisition of Lincare, Linde AG has reported a better-than-expected 12.6% increase in operating profit for the first quarter, according to multiple reports.
WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders expect to find out soon if the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) agrees that their bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP) is budget neutral.