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CMS: A master at market manipulation?

April 19, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I admit I'm not one for change. But earlier this week, when I read CMS's release outlining some of the details for the Round 1 “recompete,” I bristled more than usual. I expected, silly me, a re-do of the Round 1 re-bid, which was essentially a re-do of the original Round 1, with a few minor changes like dropping Puerto Rico as a bid area and limiting bids for support surfaces to the Miami bid area. Those are changes I can deal with. And I guess CMS made at least one significant change...

Competitive Bidding, round 1

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CMS charges ahead with Round 1 'recompete'

April 18, 2012HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - CMS late yesterday announced plans to “recompete” contracts for the nine areas included in Round 1 of competitive bidding.The agency plans to announce a schedule and begin registration this summer. It plans to open bidding this fall.The affected product categories are:—    Respiratory Equipment and Related Supplies and Accessories (Includes oxygen, oxygen equipment, and supplies; continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices, respiratory assist devices...

Competitive Bidding, round 1, savings

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Amy Leopard: Consider joint ventures

September 30, 2009Amanda Estes

What can providers gain by teaming up with the competition? Efficiency and stability, says attorney Amy Leopard, who has seen a growing trend in merger alternatives, such as joint bidding or networking and subcontracting. Leopard will identify the benefits and challenges of affiliation in "Joint Ventures, Subcontracting and Merger Alternatives for HMEs" at Medtrade. HME News: Why are joint ventures, subcontracting and merger alternatives relevant to providers right now? Amy Leopard:  With...

Amy Leopard, Competitive Bidding, Medicare, Medicare, round 1

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