Competitive Bidding

With the election season now thankfully behind us, we can look back and ask what does the outcome of the election mean for the nation’s health-care systems and our HME provider community? For... Read more >
It is the “irresistible force” meeting the “immovable object.” The “irresistible force” is the 78 million-strong Baby Boomer Generation—born between 1946... Read more >
The implementation of competitive bidding for durable medical equipment by Medicare produced countless challenges for the complex rehab industry to face in ensuring beneficiaries’ access to... Read more >
In a flurry of budget deals in mid-February, Congress eliminated the 27 percent physician payment cut for 10 months, through the end of this calendar year. This occurred on the eve of the American... Read more >
The American Association for Homecare Washington Legislative Conference on Feb. 15 and 16 attracted 300 HME advocates. There were eloquent speakers, heated political conversations and meetings on... Read more >
Congress is back in session and election year politicking is upon us. While there is a compressed legislative schedule this year because of elections, there are industry opportunities. Typically... Read more >
Professor Peter Cramton’s recent study confirmed the HME industry’s fears—the competitive bidding system in Round 1 areas took a devastating toll on providers, caused claims to... Read more >
Government entities hammered homecare companies with unprecedented audit pressure in 2011, a trend that forced providers to improve business processes in the form of more and better software.... Read more >
The comedians and magicians of Las Vegas will be sharing the marquees in a few months with a different kind of event when Medtrade Spring returns to the Sands Expo and Convention Center from April... Read more >
Amid skepticism from the HME industry, registration just closed, and the bid window is open for Round 2 of Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program. Many providers are busy working out... Read more >
After many years of rigorous efforts to repeal the Medicare DME competitive bidding program, it has become painfully apparent that Congress lacks the will to end the program. Industry leaders... Read more >
Chris Rice’s company, Diamond Respiratory Care of Riverside, Calif., was awarded eight contracts in Round 1 of competitive bidding in 2008, an impressive feat in itself.  Then, two weeks... Read more >