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AAH, VGM respond to Price's resignation

October 3, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - While the HME industry has lost a strong advocate in former HHS Secretary Tom Price, AAHomecare and VGM say they won't be deterred in their fight to reform the competitive bidding program and address other issues.They point out that in his short time in office Price, who resigned on Friday, has cleared the way for reform by, among other things, submitting a bid-related interim final rule to the Office of Management and Budget for clearance.“We will build upon the strong engagement...

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Jonathan Blum: A man you wouldn't want to play poker with

April 22, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

All the buzz on the Hill today: Jonathan Blum is leaving his post as director and principal deputy administrator of CMS. Blum, as those in the HME industry are well aware, has been the face of CMS's competitive bidding program. During his five-year tenure, we've seen the program grow from nine to 100 cities.  We've also seen the agency put the wheels in motion to expand the program nationwide in 2016. In an internal memo, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said Blum's accomplishments were “too...

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