Competitive Bidding

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 >
WASHINGTON (Nov. 11, 2013)—Crucial decisions loom for providers pondering whether to grandfather their patients in Round 1 bidding areas. Just more than a week remains to meet the grandfathering... Read more >
Webinar Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sadly, there are way too many quality DME providers that have not been awarded contracts. There are ways, however, for non-contract providers to... Read more >
WASHINGTON (Nov. 15, 2013)—Congressional briefings on the bidding program will take place on Monday, Nov. 18. All Senate members and House Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce members have been... Read more >
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2013)—The North Florida Coalition of Home Medical Equipment Providers coordinated a meeting between several North Florida hospital systems along with some nursing... Read more >
WASHINGTON (Oct. 31, 2013)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the contract suppliers for the Round 1 Recompete of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics,... Read more >
AUBURN, Mich. (Oct. 31, 2013)—A Medicare bidding program is jeopardizing the health of Michigan senior citizens and people living with disabilities who are unable to obtain critical home medical... Read more >
BALTIMORE (Nov. 1, 2013)—Although CMS is still assessing the impact of the partial government shutdown on completion of the CY 2014 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), CMS intends to... Read more >
HC: What occurred in the power mobility sector after the award of competitive bidding contracts? MS: Quite a few providers won contracts for power mobility, but they only bid because they wanted to... Read more >
Georgia Lay, owner of 280 Medical Supply in Chelsea, Ala., is doing some quick revamping of her operation after Round 2 of competitive bidding took a big bite out of her business. “It hurt me... Read more >