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What will Round 2 re-compete look like?

October 30, 2015HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Mark Higley laid to bare his predictions for the upcoming Round 2 re-compete during a session at Medtrade last week.Higley, vice president of regulatory affairs at the VGM Group, says that the next round of competitive bidding, scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2016, will see more contract offers, with fewer to out-of-state providers and low-ball bidders.Higley based his findings on surveys of hundreds of HME providers that submitted bids as part of the program, and data requests to CMS.The...

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2020 vision: Leaders will thrive

December 22, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA - The number of HME providers has shrunk and those left standing will have to find their niche in the changing healthcare market, said VGM's Mark Higley.There are 95,000 current PTANs and of those, 11,300 belong to HME providers, he said.“The numbers are thinning but it's not Armageddon,” said Higley, vice president of regulatory affairs, during a session Wednesday morning at Medtrade.The number will continue to shrink, despite the exploding demand for HME services. Although a...

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VGM offers re-compete seminar

June 26, 2012HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group will travel to the nine cities included in Round 1 of competitive bidding to give seminars on the re-compete program scheduled to kick off this fall.During the daylong seminars, VGM's bidding expert Mark Higley will cover all facets of the re-compete, including registering for the program, submitting bids and filing hard copy documents. He will also cover strategies and pitfalls.Attendees will receive take-home CDs that include various preparation “tools”...

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