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Round 2021

Traffic on bid website ‘positive’


WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s competitive bidding website,, has had 10,762 unique visitors year to date.

ITEM Coalition adds voice to vent concerns


WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma to express its concerns about including non-invasive vents in Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

Senate joins House to preserve access to vents


WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., amd Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are spearheading a sign-on letter asking HHS and CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

In brief: UroMed to close, bid registration opens


SUWANEE, Ga. – UroMed, a provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies, will close on July 8, according to a letter to its customers.

Register for Round 2021


WASHINGTON – Registration is now open for Round 2021 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

In brief: CVS doubles down on HealthHUBs, CMS seeks input on paperwork burden


WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Health will open additional HealthHUBs in Houston this year, as well as in Atlanta, Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey and Tampa, the company announced as part of its 2019 Investor Day on June 4.

Reverse calculators added to industry’s bid website


WASHINGTON – The industry stakeholders behind have added three reverse calculators to the website to help HME providers formulate their bids for Round 2021.

VGM enhances bid calculators


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released enhanced competitive bidding calculators that allow providers to input their own books of business and desired bid prices to reflect changes in revenues.

In brief: Crunch time for non-invasive vents, with sign-on letter approaching deadline and patient organizations weighing in


WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Representatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.

West Va. lawmakers weigh in on bid program


WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s congressional delegation recently sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma asking her to be mindful of the challenges rural providers face in Round 2021.