Power Chair Teleconference Today – Here’s the Slides

At 11:00am pst today CMS is holding a teleconference on the upcoming changes to the Power Mobility Device payment process. Basically, it seems everything is going to go to a pre-payment review for 3-6 months then a prior authorization system. We’ll know more in a couple of hours, but for the time being here is [...]

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Unofficial: K5′s to be removed from bidding!

I haven’t received a direct confirmation of this, but I hear that the K5, vent trays, and power assists have been removed from the bidding category for manual / power chairs.   Update to follow…

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The Actual Press Release from CMS Regarding Timeline

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Contact: CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145 MEDICARE EXPANDING COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM TO SAVE BILLIONS PROGRAM EXPANDED BY AFFORDABLE CARE ACT The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced operational details for the next stage in a program that sets new, lower payment rates for certain [...]

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Bidding Timeline Announced Today

Here we go. Today CMS announced the timeline we will be following in order to participate in Round 2… Dec. 5, 2011: Registration for user IDs and passwords begins Dec. 22, 2011: Authorized officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date Jan. 12, 2012: Backup authorized officials are strongly encouraged to register [...]

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How Capacity Affects The Medicare Competitive Bidding Program

Hi. This is a post I wrote on the topic of capacity back in 2007-2008 for the first round of bidding. I dug it up from the old forum. It’s such an important topic that I brought it over to this new blog. So, it may seem dated, but it’s actually still the case. The [...]

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