Competitive Bidding

As many of you know, I have an opinion about everything. Heck, that's what most consultants are all about. I thought I could stay quiet about competitive bidding, but that is not the case. Working... Read more >
BALTIMORE — CMS has released a competitive bidding fact sheet for referral agents advising that when the program begins in January 2011, beneficiaries located in the nine CBAs must obtain bid... Read more >
With jobs and the economy consistently ranking as the most important issue across the country, members of Congress are responding to the message that the so-called “competitive” bid... Read more >
Home medical equipment providers had been waiting for weeks on CMS to release the Round 1 rebid rates. But after they heard the July 1 announcement, many said they were struggling to regroup:... Read more >
Turning back the "competitive" bidding program has been the top legislative priority for AAHomecare for years, and we're proud of the strong support in Congress for H.R. 3790, the bipartisan bill to... Read more >
AAHomecare has learned that CMS is likely to announce "winning" bids for the Medicare competitive bidding program on June 25. Inside Health Policy, a regulatory newsletter, is also reporting that CMS... Read more >
WASHINGTON — The Texas Alliance for Home Care Services and a Dallas provider filed a lawsuit today against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid... Read more >
Sweeping health care reform legislation was signed into law in March, including a provision to expand and speed up Round 2 of Medicare's "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment.... Read more >
Some members of Congress have asked providers lobbying against competitive bidding what Medicare beneficiaries think about the program. OK, here's what a few of them have to say. From Milwaukee, Wis... Read more >
Leaders at the American Association for Homecare's Washington Legislative Conference March 1-3 told attendees that getting the industry's message out on competitive bidding was up to them. "You have... Read more >
We have a time-limited opportunity over the next weeks to get rid of what we now call the "suicide bidding" program (what has traditionally been misnamed "competitive bidding"). With the January 2011... Read more >
As Congress lurches forward with its health care reform packages, some representatives have a whole new competitive bidding idea: Let home medical equipment manufacturers competitively bid under the... Read more >
IRVING, Texas — H.R. 3790, the bill that would stop DMEPOS competitive bidding, has gotten a big boost from the 49,000-member American Association for Respiratory Care, which recently announced... Read more >
My message this month is short and simple: Call your representative and ask for his or her support of H.R. 3790 to repeal competitive bidding. If your representative's name is not on this list (... Read more >
The bid window to submit bids in what is called the Round 1 rebid of the competitive acquisition program is now open and in full swing. A bill was recently introduced in Congress to repeal the bid... Read more >