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Coming soon to an MSA near you: competitive bidding

April 1, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Unless you've been living under a rock (and I know some of you out there have), you probably know that the health care reform bill expanded Round 2 of competitive bidding to an additional 21 MSAs. There is no official list, but AAHomecare (if you haven't joined, you really should) has put together an unofficial list of potential areas. But, the bigger picture is, even if you are not in Round 1 or 2 of the dreaded program, competitive bidding is going to affect you. I repeat, this is not an unofficial...

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Healthcare reform: Industry ponders next move in new reality

March 25, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON  With a stroke of President Barack Obamas pen, the HME provisions included in the Senates healthcare reform bill became law last week. H.R. 3590, passed by the House of Representatives March 21, packs a punch: It will, among other things, expand Round 2 of national competitive bidding to another 21 cities and eliminate the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs. Its a done deal, agreed Walt Gorski, AAHomecare's vice president of government affairs. Were assessing...

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