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Bid relief letter draws 104 signatures

September 27, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A sign-on letter in the House of Representatives to pressure the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule has 104 signatures, according to AAHomecare.The deadline for collecting signatures for the letter, spearheaded by Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., had been extended from the end of business on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to 2 p.m. EST today, Sept. 27.The IFR, titled “Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule, Adjustment to Resume the Transitional...

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NASL joins call to delay bidding program

June 14, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) stands behind lawmakers in the House of Representatives who want to delay implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to a press release. The association applauded the leadership of Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, who crafted a “Dear Colleague” letter to garner support for the delay, saying a myriad of concerns need to be addressed. “NASL continues to voice serious...

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More lawmakers hold briefings on bid program

June 13, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Members of two House committees—Energy and Commerce; and Ways and Means—will meet today at 4 p.m. with representatives from CMS to discuss the competitive bidding program, according to a bulletin from the VGM Group. Members of the Senate met with representatives June 11 to discuss the program.

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Lawmakers back Round 2 delay

May 20, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Two separate pairs of congressmen have penned letters aiming to push back the July 1 implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to reports from The VGM Group and FAHCS. In their "Dear Colleague" letter, Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, urge their fellow lawmakers to join them in requesting that CMS delay the start date through the end of 2013 to “allow for adequate investigation and correction of the significant problems.” Another letter...

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