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Reporter’s notebook: Don’t overlook state support


While all eyes are on competitive bidding and working with lawmakers in Congress, it’s important not to overlook the importance of forging relationships at the state level, say providers.

Understanding capacity and demand: Tips for bidding in Round 2021

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Kathy Lester
Executive director of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care

As we head into the final stretch of bidding for Round 2021 of competitive bidding, suppliers across the country are realizing just how different the program is now compared to the past.

Stakeholders dig in for August recess

‘We’ve got a lot of work to do,’ says Tom Ryan

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders plan to use the August congressional recess to lay the groundwork for moving forward key priorities in September.

Round 2021: Providers do their homework

They say they’ve taken full advantage of industry website, summits and calculators

YARMOUTH, Maine – When the bid window for Round 2021 opens this week, providers say they’ll be more prepared than in previous rounds.

Stakeholders line up second ‘Bid Smart Summit’


DALLAS – Industry experts will once again be on hand for a “Bid Smart Summit,” this one Aug. 27 in the Dallas area. Featured speakers are Cara Bachenheimer of Brown & Fortunato, Kim Brummett of AAHomecare and Mark Higley of VGM Group.

What's your bid style?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Theresa and I met last week to talk about the stories we’re working on for our upcoming August issue.

Senate presses HHS, CMS on vents


WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Monday sent a letter signed by 38 senators asking HHS and CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding, according to AAHomecare.

CMS drops two codes from Round 2021


WASHINGTON – CMS has removed HCPCS codes E0992 and K0056 from the product category for standard power mobility devices for Round 2021 of competitive bidding. The reason: The two codes are only applicable to the standard manual wheelchairs product category.

HNC elevates nutrition therapy

Organization’s members include Abbott Nutrition, Nutricia, B. Braun, Nestle Health Science

WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Nutrition Council is one of the four organizations behind the industry’s competitive bidding education website,