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GAO analyzes bid program's impact

April 9, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The number of both beneficiaries and DME suppliers declined in Round 1 competitive bidding program areas in 2012, according to a new report issued yesterday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).To conduct its study, the GAO compared Medicare claims data from 2011 and 2012 with 2010 for beneficiaries; and compared claims data for 2012 with 2010 for contract and non-contract suppliers. For monitoring purposes, CMS had selected nine “comparator” areas that were demographically...

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Providers

'Failure is not an option'

January 24, 2014Leah Hoenen

MATTHEWS, N.C. - As Carolina's Home Medical Equipment prepared for the Jan. 1 implementation of the Round 1 re-compete, President and CEO Frank Trammell took a few minutes to tell HME News what his company has done to remain viable in the competitive bidding market.HME News: What did you learn from Round 1 that helped you in the re-compete? How did you prepare for this round?Frank Trammell: Understanding how each line item is weighted and how it impacts the composite bid is extremely important in...

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Spring comes and goes without payment amounts

July 26, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The word on the street is that CMS won't release the single payment amounts for the Round 1 re-compete until this fall, leaving more than one HME provider on standby.CMS had planned to announce the amounts in the spring.“It's not fair,” said Chris Rice, CEO of Diamond Respiratory Care in Riverside, Calif., which submitted bids. “But nothing with this program is going to surprise me.”CMS also plans to release the names of the contract suppliers in the fall and...

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CMS posts urgent bid alert

November 29, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS “strongly urges” bidders to read the financial document requirements in the Round 1 recompete Request for Bids (RFB) instructions and to make sure all documents meet the specific requirements. All documents must be received by the competitive bidding implementation contractor (CBIC) on or before Dec. 14, 2012. Bids that do not meet the requirements will be disqualified. It is not too late to submit corrections to financial documents that have already been submitted. Faxed...

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Deadline reminder for Round 1 recompete

October 31, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Two weeks remain for suppliers to submit hardcopy financial documents for the Round 1 recompete. These documents must be received by the competitive bidding implementation contractor (CBIC) on or before Nov. 14, 2012, if suppliers want to be notified of any missing financial documents, according to the CMS website. Suppliers who do not submit documentation before this date are not eligible for the document review process. This process determines if the required financial materials are...

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Bid deadline is here

September 28, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON ­- Today is the deadline for backup authorized official registration, CMS announced today. CMS strongly recommends that suppliers interested in participating in the Round 1 recompete who have not registered a backup authorized official do so today. A backup official can assume the role of the authorized official should the latter not be able to fill his or her responsibilities. To register, click on Round 1 recompete, then click on “registration is open” above the registration...

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Webcast available for Round 1 recompete

September 26, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A new educational webcast for the Round 1 recompete of the competitive bidding program is now available on the CBIC website. The free webcast explains important rules in the Round 1 recompete request for bids (RFB) that suppliers should understand before preparing bids. The webcast also provides resources to assist with the bidding process. The webcast is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A transcript of the webcast will be posted on the website. To view the webcast,...

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