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Round 2021

New white paper: Vents are ‘not your ordinary DME’


YARMOUTH, Maine – Providing non-invasive ventilation in the home is expensive, but worth every penny, says Roxanne Vennard, who co-chaired a workgroup of the AAHomecare HME/RT Council that produced a

Industry’s bid website sees spike in traffic


WASHINGTON – In the week since the bid window opened on July 16, the industry’s competitive bidding website,, has had an additional 700 visitors and more than 1,000 calculator downloads.

CBIC provides details on bid scoring


WASHINGTON – The CBIC has released a “Round 2021 Financial Scoring Methodology Fact Sheet” to provide more detailed information about CMS’s scoring process to evaluate a bidder’s financial he

Round 2021: Providers do their homework

They say they’ve taken full advantage of industry website, summits and calculators

YARMOUTH, Maine – When the bid window for Round 2021 opens this week, providers say they’ll be more prepared than in previous rounds.

Stakeholders stand their ground


WASHINGTON – The bid window for Round 2021 may be opening next week, but industry stakeholders are still racking up co-sponsors for H.R. 2771 and working on a Senate companion bill.

What's your bid style?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Theresa and I met last week to talk about the stories we’re working on for our upcoming August issue.

Senate presses HHS, CMS on vents


WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Monday sent a letter signed by 38 senators asking HHS and CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding, according to AAHomecare.

CMS drops two codes from Round 2021


WASHINGTON – CMS has removed HCPCS codes E0992 and K0056 from the product category for standard power mobility devices for Round 2021 of competitive bidding. The reason: The two codes are only applicable to the standard manual wheelchairs product category.

Senate backs vents issue

Deadline for sign-on letter is June 26

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have a new ally in their bid to convince CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding.