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In brief: CMS details capacity, UHC admits error, VGM opens invite

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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.

New bill provides relief to rural areas

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05/16/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill that would preserve access to durable medical equipment, particularly in rural areas, was introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives.

In brief: CMS releases timeline for Round 2021, Aeroflow locks in BCBS contracts

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05/10/2019

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

Earnings: Inogen, Viemed

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05/08/2019

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen’s revenues were up 14.1% for the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, totaling $90.2 million. Sales revenues were $84.8 million, up 15.3%; and rental revenues were $5.4 million, down 1.5%.

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.

In brief: KCI sells to 3M, senators introduce accessories bill

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05/03/2019

SAN ANTONIO and NEW YORK – A consortium of funds led by Apax Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Acelity and its KCI subsidiaries worldwide to 3M for about $6.725 billion.

Barb Stockert to receive advocate award

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05/02/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has named Barb Stockert as the recipient of the 2019 AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award.

Get your bid bond

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04/29/2019

One of the many items to check off on the to-do list for HME providers planning to submit bids in Round 2021 of competitive bidding is obtaining $50,000 bid bonds for each CBA in which they plan to submit a bid.

Turnaround king: Krecle takes helm at GAMES

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04/29/2019

ATLANTA – One of Devin Krecle’s top priorities as the new executive director of the Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers is to help “revive” the association.

In brief: Arriva Medical execs settle lawsuit, trustees expect Part B costs to grow

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04/26/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two former Arriva Medical executives have agreed to pay $500,000 each to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act.

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