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In brief: UroMed to close, bid registration opens


SUWANEE, Ga. – UroMed, a provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies, will close on July 8, according to a letter to its customers.

Deadline approaches for vents sign-on letter


WASHINGTON – A sign-on letter asking CMS to drop non-invasive vents from the competitive bidding program has support from 129 members of t

Register for Round 2021


WASHINGTON – Registration is now open for Round 2021 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

VGM enhances bid calculators


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released enhanced competitive bidding calculators that allow providers to input their own books of business and desired bid prices to reflect changes in revenues.

Crunch time for non-invasive vents


WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Represenatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.

Letter to CMS: Drop vents from bid program


WASHINGTON – Reps. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., are leading a congressional sign-on letter asking CMS and HHS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

CMS details bidder capacity


WASHINGTON – CMS will use a bidder’s estimated capacity—or their historic capacity plus their projected increase in capacity—along with their bid amount, to rank bids, reports the coalition behind

CMS details timeline for Round 2021


WASHINGTON – CMS has updated its timeline for Round 2021, including the opening of the bid window on July 16.

What’s new about the DME competitive bidding program? Everything!

Monday, May 6, 2019
By Cara Bachenheimer, Mark J. Higley, Robert Rankin and Dan Starck

Bob Dylan probably didn’t have durable medical equipment (DME) in mind when he sang “The times they are a-Changin.” But that memorable refrain could easily apply to Medicare’s DME competitive bidding program (CBP), which will implement a brand new process for bidding this June.

Reduction in providers up to 37%


WASHINGTON – There are about 6,143 unique providers and 9,195 traditional locations as of January 2019, a 37% and 35% reduction, respectively, since the inception of Medicare’s competitive bidding program, AAHomecare reports.