Competitive Bidding

WASHINGTON (Jan. 13, 2015)—Bipartisan legislation, introduced today by Reps. Tiberi, R-Ohio, and Larson, D-Conn., and Sens. Portman, R-Ohio, and Cardin, D-Md., would ban nonbinding bids within... Read more >
WASHINGTON (Jan. 09, 2015)—The Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has agreed to perform a study on Medicare beneficiary access to DME... Read more >
WASHINGTON (Dec. 8, 2014)—On Monday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), released the following report: Bidding Results from CMS's Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program What... Read more >
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 11, 2014)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the bidding timeline for Round 2 Recompete and the national mail-order recompete of the... Read more >
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 4, 2014)—Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced the Medicare Competitive Bidding Improvement Act of 2014. The Competitive Bidding... Read more >
WASHINGTON—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing the way it deals with medical equipment repairs. In response to complaints from patients across the nation, CMS has... Read more >
LUBBOCK, Texas (August 18, 2014)—The MED Group, a Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) company, announced today that, in conjunction with AAHomecare, MED will host a legislative fly-in at... Read more >
WASHINGTON (July 15, 2014)—On July 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to recompete the supplier contracts awarded in Round 2 of the Medicare Durable Medical... Read more >
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Feb. 26, 2014, and it’s safe to say that no one anticipated CMS would be proposing to scrap... Read more >
Late last year Congress developed legislation to permanently fix the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) physician payment formula, which historically results in reductions to physician payments... Read more >
WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2014)—The Medicare bidding program for durable medical equipment (DME) is continuing to cause pain and suffering for the elderly and people living with disabilities, even as... Read more >
WASHINGTON (Jan. 15, 2014)—Before a gathering of companies and associations representing DME providers, manufacturers and patients, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) reaffirmed his commitment to fighting for a... Read more >
ATLANTA (Dec. 30, 2013)—Another eventful year has come to a close with so many memorable moments. Distilling the biggest stories of 2013 is a function of hindsight, clicks and reader reaction.... Read more >
DALLAS, Texas (Dec. 10, 2013)—Since DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Round 2 winners were announced, health care attorney and commercial litigator, Edward Vishnevetsky, has received dozens of calls... Read more >
"Can a supplier buy into the competitive bidding program? The short answer is yes, but the devil is in the details." Competitive bidding is nonsensical. The program is designed to set the DME... Read more >