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Round 2021

Bid window closes … without much fanfare

‘If we get the bid at our prices, great; if not, we will continue to operate per usual’

YARMOUTH, Maine – Respondents to a recent HME Newspoll report having a take-it-or-leave-it attitude toward Medicare, in the wake of the bid window for Round 2021 closing on Sept. 18.

Stakeholders eye upcoming payment rule

‘What will be the formula in non-bid areas?’

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are stepping back to take a larger view of payment issues for HME, with the bid window for Round 2021 closing on Wednesday.

CMS adds clarification to calculator


WASHINGTON – CMS has added a clarifying note on the lead-item pricing calculator for 14 non-lead item codes.

The codes, several of which are included in two categories in Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program, are:

You tell us

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

During a conference call last week with the panelists for a session at the upcoming HME News Business Summit on investment and M&A in the HME industry, it wasn’t long before the elephant in the room came up: competitive bidding.

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.

New white paper: Vents are ‘not your ordinary DME’


YARMOUTH, Maine – Providing non-invasive ventilation in the home is expensive, but worth every penny, says Roxanne Vennard, who co-chaired a workgroup of the AAHomecare HME/RT Council that produced a

Industry’s bid website sees spike in traffic


WASHINGTON – In the week since the bid window opened on July 16, the industry’s competitive bidding website,, has had an additional 700 visitors and more than 1,000 calculator downloads.

CBIC provides details on bid scoring


WASHINGTON – The CBIC has released a “Round 2021 Financial Scoring Methodology Fact Sheet” to provide more detailed information about CMS’s scoring process to evaluate a bidder’s financial he

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.