Competitive Bidding


HHS OIG Kicks Off Bidding Investigation

Announced in late August, OIG begins inquiry into unlicensed Round Two bidders.

MPP Bill Up to 153 Backers

H.R. 1717 gains just three co-sponsors on first count after recess; more expected.

Diabetic, Sleep Patients Could Suffer Through September

AAHomecare: Expect deluge of bidding-related complaints from patients unable to get supplies.

VIDEO: Rep. Thompson Slams Bidding on House Floor

Lawmaker labels NCB ‘anything but competitive’ and negatively impacting seniors.

MPP Push Continues as Congressional Recess Ends

Legislative break has offered HME advocates ample opportunity advance H.R. 1717.

Competitive Bidding Fight

Industry Trends

The Competitive Bidding Fight Goes into Extra Innings

The fight to stop national competitive bidding has gone into extra innings — and then some. With Round Two reaching implementation and bringing the program to near national coverage, providers are still fighting to stop the program while they contend with its impact. How are they faring from a business and advocacy standpoint?

Editor's Note

Going the Distance

Being the Squeaky Wheel

Providers must stay in constant communication with their legislators. Here are some handy tips.

PAMS, Providers Hold Press Conference

Advocates work to inform media, public about perils of NCB.

HHS OIG to Investigate Competitive Bidding

Investigators will scrutinize CMS’s awarding of contracts to bidders that didn’t meet state requirements.



Observation Deck

Stopping the CMS Juggernaut

The CMS steamroller will run over patients as it crushes providers. Is that what it's going to take to get Congress to understand the real cost of this poorly considered and implemented program?

H.R. 2375 Gains 5 Co-Sponsors

Implementation delay still viable, according to industry advocates.

MPP Bill Gains 7 Lawmakers; Up to 144 Co-Sponsors

Industry puts concerted effort behind legislation that would replace competitive bidding with MPP.

H.R. 1717 Hits 137 Sponsors

Effort to replace competitive bidding with MPP continues to gain momentum

Industry Preps for Virtual Fly-in

July 18 lobbying effort will drive support of H.R. 1717, highlight Round Two problems.

The Fight to Stop Competitive Bidding Rages On

Industry policy, advocacy experts outline industry strategies going post-Round Two implementation.

Competitive Bidding Jeopardizing Diabetes Patients

UNC professor of medicine catalogs bidding pitfalls for diabetes patients in column.

Lawmakers Push to Advance 11th Hour Bidding Delay

Thompson, Braley work to have H.R. 2375 added to special House list of urgent bills.

Providers Voice Bidding Concerns to SBA at Hearing

Various healthcare stakeholders press for delay to program's expansion via Round Two implementation.

H.R. 1717 at 131 Co-Sponsors

Bill that would replace competitive bidding with Market Pricing Program picks up 16 backers.

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