Competitive Bidding

How are things going with competitive bidding? It depends who you ask. Round 1 of the Medicare program began Jan. 1 in nine cities across the country and, according to CMS, it's working just fine. "... Read more >
Congress must enact legislation that ends bidding for home medical equipment. The philosophy behind bidding as a way for Medicare to manage, deliver and reimburse home medical equipment and services... Read more >
According to a recent notice from CMS: "MIPPA [Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008] specifies that a national competition for mail-order items and services is to be phased in... Read more >
According to a report from the Office of inspector General, providers submitted claims for at least 75 types of mail-order diabetic test strips in the last quarter of 2009. Two brands —... Read more >
MIAMI — In a Friday newsletter, the Accredited Medical Equipment Providers of America said Round 1 contract providers in the Charlotte, Miami and Orlando competitive bidding areas have reported... Read more >
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' DMEPOS competitive bidding project has been rolling along — merrily, according to CMS — since Jan. 1, but via conference calls and meetings... Read more >
Since the Medicare DMEPOS "competitive" bidding program went live Jan. 1 in the initial nine bid areas, we've been trying to keep a close watch on what is happening with consumers, discharge planners... Read more >
Medicare's competitive bidding program for DMEPOS begins Jan. 1, and providers across the nine Round 1 bidding areas are bracing for what most believe will be difficult fallout from the drastic... Read more >
BALTIMORE — Bidding started in October 2009, payments were announced July 1, 2010, and this afternoon, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the list of providers who have... Read more >
In December of 2003 — the same month that competitive bidding was signed into law — HomeCare published our Forecast Survey of providers for 2004. In that year, aggregate results showed... Read more >
Medicare's competitive bidding program for DMEPOS is scheduled to begin Jan. 1, 2011, in nine of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. According to the American Association for Homecare, the... Read more >
Karen Lerner went to Washington Sept. 15 to talk about competitive bidding — from the HME side. "My goal is to explain why this competitive bidding program — as designed by CMS —... Read more >
With the go-live date for the "competitive" bidding program in nine areas across the country fast approaching, attention to this controversial program is growing in Congress. At press time, CMS had... Read more >
The first comprehensive study of the impact of HME "competitive" bidding on Medicare beneficiaries has been completed by a respected actuarial firm in Washington, D.C. Among the conclusions: Medicare... Read more >
After adjourning for the elections, Congress will return to Washington in mid-November for a lame duck session. During this time, legislators are likely to move on some “must-pass” pieces... Read more >