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Industry on coronavirus: We need to assess capacity

March 20, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare and VGM have launched a survey to assess the quantities of patient-ready respiratory equipment that can be used for COVID-19 in the United States. The two groups are asking suppliers who provide ventilators and/or home oxygen to take the brief survey so they can assess the industry's capacity to help respond to the pandemic. “It is imperative to get accurate information from as many suppliers as possible,” AAHomecare stated in a bulletin. The two groups...

AAHomecare, Capacity, Survey, VGM Group

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Understanding capacity and demand: Tips for bidding in Round 2021

August 28, 2019HME News Staff

As we head into the final stretch of bidding for Round 2021 of competitive bidding, suppliers across the country are realizing just how different the program is now compared to the past. One question I hear a lot is: How does capacity and demand influence the payment rate that CMS sets? Since this is one of the most technical—but important!—pieces of the competitive bidding program, I'm here to break it down and help you feel more confident when you go to submit your bid. In...

Capacity, Competitive Bidding, Demand, Round 2021, submitting bids

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Bidding update: Capacity, licensure

November 15, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - The financial capacities that contract suppliers submitted as part of their bids don't hold much weight, based on new guidance from the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC).Contract suppliers must continue to provide equipment and services, even if they're beyond their submitted capacities, the CBIC now states.“If you are getting inundated and being asked to provide five times the products you said you could—there's an argument for that, but it's just not in...

AAHomecare, Capacity, Cara Bachenheimer, CMS, Competitive Bidding, Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor CBIC, Kim Brummett, Licensure

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