Competitive Bidding


CMS Announces Round Two Re-Compete Timeline

Bidder registration already open and closes Feb. 17; 63-day bid window for re-compete bids opens Jan. 22.

Binding Bids Legislation Unveiled in Senate

Sens. Portman and Cardin introduce counterpart to H.R. 4920 to help put a stop to 'suicide bidding.'

Industry Legislation Continues Pushing Forward

Binding Bids Bill now sitting at 64 co-sponsors, AIR Act at 45 backers.

Observation Deck

The Price of 'Keeping the Doors Open'

One provider takes stock of the true personal and professional cost paid when a home medical equipment business has to fight for survival in the face of CMS's competitive bidding and reimbursement cuts.

Binding Bids Bill Shoots to 61 Backers

12 more lawmakers attach their signatures to bill that would fix a key competitive bidding flaw.

CMS Releases Bidding Expansion, Bundling Final Rule

Medicare will phase in bundling; finalizes rural pricing method; starts adjusted bidding pricing on Jan. 1, 2016.

AAHomecare’s Ryan: 'We Can Beat This Thing'

Association updates industry on efforts to rein in competitive bidding, as well other initiatives.

CMS: ‘Get Ready for Competitive Bidding’

Agency’s latest MLN Connects tells providers to prepare for the Round Two re-compete.

Rep. Price Meets with Provider, VGM

HME owner, VGM’s Gallagher ask longtime industry ally to back audit reform, binding bids bill.

Rep. Ellmers Visits NCAMES Members

Lawmaker discusses competitive bidding, audits with industry representatives at N.C. provider.



United Spinal Shows H.R. 4920 Support

Consumer group organizes a Binding Bids sign-on letter to Congress backed by 25 supporting organizations.

AAHomecare Meets with CMS

Industry representatives discuss ESRD proposed rule’s expansion of bid pricing with agency.

Problem Solvers

Staying in the Game

Diabetes providers face a number of formidable challenges, but they can stay in the game, and also rise to the top through engaging with their patients.

Editor's Note

If Not Now, When?

The time for hesitation is past. Providers must act on behalf of H.R. 5083 and H.R. 4920 if they want to fix audits, competitive bidding.

Industry Bills Pick up Steam

Binding Bids Bill up to 49 backers; AIR Act now has 36 co-sponsors.

Industry Lobbying Push Continues to Pay Off

More lawmakers back binding bids and audit reform bills, but more needed.

August Advocacy Boosts Industry Bills

Binding bids bill picks up 8 co-sponsors; audit reform bill adds 7 backers.

MED Group Slates Fly-in

Sept. 9-10 lobbying effort will support audit reform, binding bids bill.

AAHomecare: “Keep the Pressure on”

Industry urges providers to lobby hard on behalf of bidding, audit bills during congressional recess.

Baird Presenting ‘Competitive Bidding Survival’ Webinar

As Round Two re-bid approaches, Aug. 20 webinar shows non-contract providers how they can still do business.

HME Business Podcast