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Competitive bidding: Judge rebukes CMS

February 28, 2013HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge may have granted the government's request to dismiss a competitive bidding-related lawsuit filed against CMS by a specialty HME provider, but that doesn't mean he thinks justice was served.“This is a sad day for those who believe that when a judge adheres, even-handedly, to his or her oath of office, justice will prevail and the public interest will be served,” U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank wrote in a memorandum.Shoreview, Minn.-based Key Medical Supply,...

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Bid lawsuit reaches end of line

February 22, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 refused to hear a petition that would have stopped CMS from awarding competitive bidding contracts until it complied with rulemaking processes.“It's hard when they tell you 'no' from the day you file it until the day they kick you out the door,” said Barry Johnson, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Home Care Services (TAHCS), which filed the original lawsuit against CMS and the Department of Health and Human Services in 2010.The...

CMS, Competitive Bidding, CRE, Supreme Court, Texas Alliance for Home Care Services


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