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Bid bill update: Co-sponsors pile on

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11/17/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have kicked efforts to gather co-sponsors for H.R. 4229 into high gear and have no plans of slowing down, they say.

Remote patient monitoring lags for oxygen therapy, poll shows

Barriers include lack of requirement, cost, respondents say
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11/17/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – Remote patient monitoring appears to be permeating the sleep therapy market, but not so much for the oxygen therapy market, according to the most recent HME Newspoll.

Inconsistencies in bid program

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11/17/2017

BALTIMORE – CMS did not always follow its own procedures and federal requirements for awarding competitive bidding contracts consistently, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

In brief: Inconsistencies in bid program, Trump’s new HHS nominee

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11/16/2017

BALTIMORE – CMS did not always follow its own procedures and federal requirements for awarding competitive bidding contracts consistently, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Trump to nominate ‘star’ to lead HHS

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11/14/2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will nominate former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to the top post at the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

In brief: McMorris Rodgers circulates letter, AAHomecare releases white paper

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11/10/2017

WASHINGTON – A “Dear Colleague” letter asking representatives to sign on to H.R. 4229 is being circulated by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa.

McMorris Rodgers seeks more co-sponsors

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11/09/2017

WASHINGTON – A “Dear Colleague” letter asking representatives to sign on to H.R. 4229 is being circulated by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa.

Bid relief bill drops

Industry races to rack up co-sponsors
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11/06/2017

WASHINGTON – It’s official: A bill that would provide relief from competitive bidding in non-bid areas has been introduced in the House of Representatives.

In brief: Home mods committee goes nationwide, Invacare CFO resigns

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11/03/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services has expanded its Home Modification Accessibility Committee to include companies nationwide.

Draft bid bill draws 49 original co-sponsors

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10/31/2017

WASHINGTON – A draft bill that would provide relief from competitive bidding in non-bid areas will have 49 original co-sponsors when it is introduced, according to AAHomecare and VGM Group.

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