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CCS Medical Is Named Winner in National Competitive Bidding Program FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CCS Medical, a leading provider of home delivery medical equipment and supplies, announced today that it has been named a winner in the national Competitive Bidding Program of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
At the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)' third annual Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy conference April 28-30, ATG Rehab management and staff members held 75 meetings with congressional members and legislative aides to advocate for HR3790, a bill that would repeal the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' national competitive bidding program for complex rehab equipment, including power wheelchairs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the next steps in the implementation of the Round One Rebid of the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS), including the general timeline for opening the bid window in the fall of this year.
With funding from a large tobacco company settlement of $250 million with annual payments of $10 million to the City of San Jose over a 25-year period, the HNVF, a competitive bidding program, was created from citizens' suggestion for the allocation of the settlement monies.
Congressional budget reconciliators, looking for offsets to help fund hurricane-relief efforts, avoided the temptation to restore patient co-payments or otherwise trim reimbursement levels for Medicare lab services; several states shelved proposals to impose co-pays or competitive bidding programs for Medicaid lab services.
``People don't like government because they think it's a monopoly,'' said Ronald Jensen, who helped Phoenix design its competitive bidding program.
The waiver requests a number of changes, among the most pertinent are: (1) A phase-in program to add 355,000 uninsured (55 percent of the state's total uninsured) to state health care programs; (2) a competitive bidding program where insurers would submit proposed managed care programs to the Division of Medical Services of the Department of Social Services; (3) a capitated system of state payments, and; (4) several methods designed to save approximately $581 million over the five years that the program will run ($262 million in federal funds and $319 million in state funds).
The study concluded that adopting a competitive bidding program for verified nitrogen reductions could reduce Chesapeake Bay compliance costs to Pennsylvania taxpayers by as much as 80%.