Pricing statements presented by more than one party for the purpose of securing a contract.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)
Hospital department responsible for the purchasing of supplies and equipment.
Devices which are very resistant to wear and may be used over a long period of time. They include items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, artificial limbs, etc.
A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.
A component of the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee and direct the Medicare and Medicaid programs and related Federal medical care quality control staffs. Name was changed effective June 14, 2001.
Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.
Concept referring to the standardized fees for services rendered by health care providers, e.g., laboratories and physicians, and reimbursement for those services under Medicare Part B. It includes acceptance by the physician.
The voluntary portion of Medicare, known as the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Program, that includes physician's services, home health care, medical services, outpatient hospital services, and laboratory, pathology, and radiology services. All persons entitled to Medicare Part A may enroll in Medicare Part B on a monthly premium basis.
The condition in which individuals are financially unable to access adequate medical care without depriving themselves and their dependents of food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials of living.
Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.
Organizations established by endowments with provision for future maintenance.
Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.
Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.
An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.
A telecommunication system combining the transmission of a document scanned at a transmitter, its reconstruction at a receiving station, and its duplication there by a copier.
Certification as complying with a standard set by non-governmental organizations, applied for by institutions, programs, and facilities on a voluntary basis.
The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.
An ulceration caused by prolonged pressure on the SKIN and TISSUES when one stays in one position for a long period of time, such as lying in bed. The bony areas of the body are the most frequently affected sites which become ischemic (ISCHEMIA) under sustained and constant pressure.
Equipment on which one may lie and sleep, especially as used to care for the hospital patient.
A raised flat surface on which a patient is placed during surgical procedures.
Devices for simulating the activity of the pancreas. They can be either electromechanical, consisting of a glucose sensor, computer, and insulin pump or bioartificial, consisting of isolated islets of Langerhans in an artificial membrane.
Portable or implantable devices for infusion of insulin. Includes open-loop systems which may be patient-operated or controlled by a pre-set program and are designed for constant delivery of small quantities of insulin, increased during food ingestion, and closed-loop systems which deliver quantities of insulin automatically based on an electronic glucose sensor.
A 51-amino acid pancreatic hormone that plays a major role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, directly by suppressing endogenous glucose production (GLYCOGENOLYSIS; GLUCONEOGENESIS) and indirectly by suppressing GLUCAGON secretion and LIPOLYSIS. Native insulin is a globular protein comprised of a zinc-coordinated hexamer. Each insulin monomer containing two chains, A (21 residues) and B (30 residues), linked by two disulfide bonds. Insulin is used as a drug to control insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 1).
A subtype of DIABETES MELLITUS that is characterized by INSULIN deficiency. It is manifested by the sudden onset of severe HYPERGLYCEMIA, rapid progression to DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS, and DEATH unless treated with insulin. The disease may occur at any age, but is most common in childhood or adolescence.
The geographic designation for states bordering on or located in the Pacific Ocean. The states so designated are Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. (U.S. Geologic Survey telephone communication)
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
The study of the effects of drugs on mental and behavioral activity.

Building a hospital information system: design considerations based on results from a Europe-wide vendor selection process. (1/42)

A number of research and development projects in the U.S. and in Europe have shown that novel technologies can open significant perspectives for hospital information systems (HIS). The selection of software products for a HIS, however, is still nontrivial. Generalist vendors promise a broad scope of functionality and integration, while specialist vendors promise elaborated and highly adapted functionality. In 1997, the university hospital Marburg, a 1,250 bed teaching hospital, decided to introduce a new large-scale HIS. The objectives of the project included support of clinical workflows, cost effectiveness and a maximum standard of medical care. In 1997/98 a formal Europe-wide vendor contest was performed. 15 vendors, including several from the U.S., participated. Systems were checked against the hospital's objectives, functionality, and technological criteria. One of the results of both technology and market assessment was the identification of fundamental technological and design aspects strongly influencing functionality and flexibility.  (+info)

125I-alpha-conotoxin MII identifies a novel nicotinic acetylcholine receptor population in mouse brain. (2/42)

alpha-Conotoxin MII (CtxMII), a peptide toxin from the venom of the predatory cone snail Conus magus, displays an unusual nicotinic pharmacology. Specific binding of a radioiodinated derivative ((125)I-alpha-CtxMII) was identified in brain region homogenates and tissue sections. Quantitative autoradiography indicated that (125)I-alpha-CtxMII binding sites have an unique pharmacological profile and distribution in mouse brain, being largely confined to the superficial layers of the superior colliculus, nigrostriatal pathway, optic tract, olivary pretectal, and mediolateral and dorsolateral geniculate nuclei. Expression of alpha-CtxMII binding sites in the nigrostriatal pathway, combined with evidence for alpha-CtxMII-sensitivity of nicotine-induced [(3)H]dopamine release in rodent striatal preparations indicates that (125)I-alpha-CtxMII binding nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are likely to be physiologically important. Unlabeled alpha-CtxMII potently (K(i) < 3 nM) competed for a subset of [(3)H]epibatidine binding sites in mouse brain homogenates, but weakly (IC(50) > 10 microM) interacted with (125)I-alpha-bungarotoxin and (-)-[(3)H]nicotine binding sites, confirming this compound's novel nicotinic pharmacology. Quantitative autoradiography revealed that alpha-CtxMII binds with high affinity at a subset of [(3)H]epibatidine binding sites with relatively low cytisine affinity ("cytisine-resistant" sites), resolving [(3)H]epibatidine binding into three different populations, each probably corresponding to a receptor subtype. The majority population seems to correspond to that which binds nicotine and cytisine with high affinity ("cytisine-sensitive" sites). Comparison of the cytisine-resistant population's distribution with that of alpha3 subunit mRNA expression suggests that the fractions both more and less sensitive to alpha-CtxMII probably contain the alpha3 subunit, perhaps in combination with different beta subunits.  (+info)

Reforming Medicare: impacts on federal spending and choice of health plans. (3/42)

The rising cost of Medicare and well-documented problems plaguing Medicare+Choice (M+C) have increased interest in "reforming" the program. To improve efficiency, most reform proposals would rely on competitive bidding to establish payments to M+C plans. At the same time, beneficiaries would be given financial incentives to select low-cost M+C plans. A major unknown is the extent to which Medicare reforms would generate federal budgetary savings. To examine this issue, we develop three illustrative Medicare reform options that differ greatly in how Medicare would establish its payments to plans. Our results highlight the fact that Medicare should expect modest savings from reforming the program. However, other goals of reform, such as establishing more efficient payments to plans, would be achieved.  (+info)

Competitive bidding for interventional cardiology supplies: lessons learned during round 2. (4/42)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the magnitude of savings and develop concepts for "best strategies" in reducing costs in the purchasing of high-technology, high-cost materials used in coronary interventions and electrophysiologic treatments. STUDY DESIGN: Observational experience in competitive bidding for defibrillators, pacemakers, coronary stents, and coronary balloon catheters at a large, midwestern, publicly owned, academic cardiovascular center. METHODS: Iterative negotiation following a broad request for proposal sent to a diverse group of vending organizations in high-technology areas of cardiology. Product costs and volume usage were assessed before and after the process to estimate annualized cost reduction achieved. RESULTS: Using a combination of identification of preferred vendors; consignment of supplies; and collaborative consensus among physicians, administration, materials management, purchasing, and vendors, an annualized savings of more than $1.3 million was achieved. CONCLUSIONS: Aggressive, collaborative, fair, and competitive bidding for high-cost products used for coronary interventions and electrophysiologic treatments leads to substantial cost savings and can promote provider-industry partnerships that further enhance product use, provision, and tracking.  (+info)

Having it all: national benefit equity and local payment parity in Medicare. (5/42)

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has identified two important problems with the Medicare+Choice (M+C) program: nationwide geographic inequity in government-financed benefits, and unequal government payments for M+C plans versus fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare in the same market area. MedPAC concludes that both problems cannot be solved simultaneously. We argue that both problems could be solved if Congress discontinued its policy of underwriting the cost of FFS Medicare. Instead, Congress should define a national entitlement benefit package and have all health plans submit bids on the package in each market area. The government's premium contribution should be equal to the lowest bid submitted by a qualified health plan in each market area. The contribution could be adjusted for health risk, the special obligations of FFS Medicare, and welfare enhancements associated with FFS Medicare that are valued by both beneficiaries and taxpayers but unrelated to beneficiaries' health status.  (+info)

Obstacles to employers' pursuit of health care quality. (6/42)

Large employers' roles in improving health care quality are shifting away from value-based purchasing toward direct efforts to improve health care delivery within local markets. Although most large employers adopted the tools required for value-based purchasing, inadequate information on quality has frustrated employers and limited their ability to make choices based on quality. More recent quality initiatives aimed at directly improving local health delivery systems may be limited to specific markets where the largest employers can exert substantial influence.  (+info)

The benefits divide: health care purchasing in retail versus other sectors. (7/42)

This paper is the first to compare health care purchasing in the retail versus other sectors of the Fortune 500. Employing millions of low-wage workers, the retail sector is the largest employer of uninsured workers in the economy. We found that retail companies are using the same competitive bidding process that other companies use to obtain a given level of coverage for the lowest possible cost. However, they are more price oriented than other Fortune 500 companies are. The most striking disparity lies in the nearly fivefold difference in offer rates for health care coverage. This shows that the economy's bifurcation in health benefits extends even to the nation's largest companies.  (+info)

Medicaid managed care payment methods and capitation rates in 2001. (8/42)

We present results from a survey of Medicaid managed care payment methods and rates in 2001 for AFDC/TANF and poverty-related Medicaid populations, updating a similar survey of 1998 rates. Rates were adjusted for differences in age-sex groupings, maternity payments, and service carve-outs. A twofold variation in Medicaid capitation rates remains, although there was a change in the composition of states at the top and bottom. The data also show that the growth in Medicaid capitation rates between 1998 and 2001 averaged 18 percent, considerably more than the increase in Medicare+Choice rates.  (+info)

BALTIMORE - Two product categories added to Round 2 of competitive bidding represent opposite ends of the wound care spectrum--from prevention to chronic treatment.. CMS on Aug. 19 announced the product categories for Round 2 of competitive bidding, including support surfaces (Group 2 mattresses and overlays) and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Support surfaces were included in Round 1, but only in Miami. NPWT was included in the original Round 1, but not the re-bid.. Support surfaces. With hospital beds already included in competitive bidding, its not surprising that support surfaces, which often are supplied along with beds to prevent bedsores, made the list for Round 2.. A gel overlay ordinarily goes with the bed if the patient meets the criteria, said Chris Rice, director of marketing for Diamond Respiratory Care in Riverside, Calif. If utilization is high enough for beds to be included in competitive bidding, it makes sense that support surfaces would be, too.. NPWT. In the ...
An online petition against competitive bidding gained traction last week ahead of AAHomecares Washington Legislative Conference Feb. 15 and 16. The petition, which was the brainchild of an HME providers daughter, quickly attracted 1,500 signatures and support from 15 state and regional HME associations.. It originated with Peter Falkson and Eric Cohen of National Sleep Therapies, members of the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association (NEMED), and started with a conversation Falkson had at home about competitive bidding.. I was talking to my wife about competitive bidding telling her how it was so poorly aligned, Falkson told the NEMED. My daughter, Zoe, was in the room listening and she said, Dad, this is easy. You just need to do what we did in my class. Tell the world your story and if it is a good story, they will cause the change.. Zoe, 14, had participated in a petition drive that prompted Universal Studios to change a trailer that was incorrectly marketing a movie ...
Competitive bidding, as it is structured now, has the potential to affect users of home mechanical ventilation. It is an attempt by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to control Medicare expenditures for durable medical equipment, including bilevel units aka respiratory assist devices (RADs). What is competitive bidding? CMS holds a competition among homecare providers of certain durable medical equipment in areas around the country. According to CMS, the Medicare providers who offer the best price, whom the agency decides can meet beneficiary demand and meet applicable quality and financial standards, is given a contract with CMS for a three-year period. The winning suppliers must agree to accept assignment on all claims for bid items and will be paid the bid price amount- the median of all winning bids for an item. CMS press releases and fact sheets released this month (July) state that Medicare will pay for the 9 product categories* included in the first round of bids an ...
The purpose of Medicare s Demonstration of Competitive Bidding for Clinical Laboratory Services is to determine whether competitive bidding can be used to provide quality laboratory services at prices below current Medicare reimbursement rates. Here, we present key features of the preliminary design for the demonstration. The following areas...
What is competitive bidding? A competition among suppliers of certain durable medical equipment is held in areas around the country. Bids and contracts are awarded to the Medicare suppliers who offer the best price and meet applicable quality and financial standards. Contract suppliers must agree to accept assignment on all claims for bid items and will be paid the bid price amount. The amount is derived from the median of all winning bids for an item.. This process is an attempt by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to control Medicare expenditures for durable medical equipment, including CPAP and bilevel units. It was halted by an act of Congress in 2008 after many flaws and problems were detected in Round 1 had serious ramifications for ventilator users. Reducing the number of homecare providers means less choice for consumers and forces many Medicare beneficiaries to obtain equipment and supplies from an unfamiliar, non-local provider that may be unlicensed and ...
On January 8, 2008, CMS announced the second phase of Medicare competitive bidding for durable medical equipment (&ldquo;DME&rdquo;), prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (&ldquo;DMEPOS&rdquo;).
From: DiabetesHealth.com. In some US markets, people with diabetes who are covered by Medicare cannot get the mail order diabetes testing supplies that Medicare promised.. According to the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), the competitive bidding program for diabetes testing supplies is not working as it should. In August 2011, after learning that some suppliers were not offering products listed on the www.medicare.gov website, the AADE formally surveyed contract suppliers by telephone in nine markets in different parts of the US. The organization found that contract suppliers offered an average of only 38 percent of the products listed on www.medicare.gov and, in some cases, offered products not listed on the government website.. ...
Based on the reports of early trials awarding bids for medical equipment in the Medicare Competitive Bidding plan, there appears to be a rift between Medicare
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Outlines a proposed plan to cut healthcare spending through a competitive bidding system for Medicare Advantage plans that pays insurers the average of their submitted bids. Considers multiple estimates, arguments for and against, and implications.
WASHINGTON - CMS will publish a slightly modified version of the request for bid (RFB) for the Round 1 rebid of national competitive bidding, it stated in a Federal Register filing last week. The agency believes the revised instructions and accompanying forms will help providers better identify and understand the requirements to submit a bid. CMS will also modify the format of some of the documents to make them more reader-friendly and help ease the burden of bid submission. Additionally, for providers that are awarded contracts, CMS will collect information on subcontracting relationships. Providers must disclose information on each subcontracting arrangement and whether each subcontractor meets the accreditation requirement. To view the Federal Register filing, go to http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/public-inspection/. CMS will accept comments on the revised documents until 5 p.m. EST on June 18. Send comments via fax to 202-395-6974. AAHomecare pushes mobility, wound therapy ...
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Market attractiveness by type of device Key Vendors of Real-Time Bidding Industry:. · ONE by AOL. · BrightRoll. · SpotXchange. · Tremor Video. · TubeMogul. Get Sample PDF of Real-Time Bidding Industry Report @ http://www.marketreportsworld.com/enquiry/request-sample/10279101. The Real-Time Bidding Industry report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendors operating in the market. Real-Time Bidding Industry report analyses the market potential for each geographical region based on the growth rate, macroeconomic parameters, consumer buying patterns, and market demand and supply scenarios.. Real-Time Bidding Industry Driver: · Improved targeting of audience. · For a full, detailed list, view our report. Real-Time Bidding Industry Challenge: · Low transparency in market. · For a full, detailed list, view our report. Real-Time Bidding Industry Trend: · Shift of RTB advertisements to mobile web. · For a full, detailed list, view our ...
Let the advocacy efforts begin! Medicare Beneficiary Competitive Bidding Program Complaint Hotline Goes Live APTA Members and Friends, Round 2 of the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program began July 1, 2013 increasing the program to a total of 100 metropolitan statistical areas nationwide. The Competitive Bidding program ironically limits competition by eliminating large numbers of providers from the Medicare market. As a result many of the companies that you have historically worked with to obtain DME for the patients you serve will no longer be able to provide services to your Medicare patients. Many of the CMS awarded bid winners have no physical presence in your geographic area, are hours away, or out of state. Companies that previously could provide multiple product categories (hospital bed, oxygen, wheelchair, CPAP, walker) may now only be able to provide certain product categories because of this CMS program. Due to the average 47% fee schedule reduction access to the equipment you ...
Let the advocacy efforts begin! Medicare Beneficiary Competitive Bidding Program Complaint Hotline Goes Live APTA Members and Friends, Round 2 of the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program began July 1, 2013 increasing the program to a total of 100 metropolitan statistical areas nationwide. The Competitive Bidding program ironically limits competition by eliminating large numbers of providers from the Medicare market. As a result many of the companies that you have historically worked with to obtain DME for the patients you serve will no longer be able to provide services to your Medicare patients. Many of the CMS awarded bid winners have no physical presence in your geographic area, are hours away, or out of state. Companies that previously could provide multiple product categories (hospital bed, oxygen, wheelchair, CPAP, walker) may now only be able to provide certain product categories because of this CMS program. Due to the average 47% fee schedule reduction access to the equipment you ...
Basically what that means is if our members do home delivery, they wont be able to do it at that point because it will be considered mail order. And if its considered mail order, it has to go through the competitive bidding program, he said. For independents, that can mean the loss of a key point of differentiation versus their national competitors who dont offer that kind of personalized service.. The competitive bidding process for retail pharmacy, through which a pharmacy would either have to competitively bid or be bound by the lowest competitive bid, doesnt go into effect until 2016, however. If that happens, our members will probably just drop out of selling this product, Smith said.. NCPA is continuing to make a legislative push in 2012 to exclude diabetes-testing supplies from the DME competitive bidding process, even though in an election year, bipartisan politicking will weigh heavily on the success of any bill. The article above is part of the DSN Category Review Series. For ...
Within these groups, CMS monitors claims rates and a range of health outcomes including deaths, hospitalizations, emergency room visits, physician visits, admissions to skilled nursing facilities, average number of days spent hospitalized in a month, and average number of days in a skilled nursing facility in a month. We also monitor beneficiaries who no longer have claims for a competitively bid item after the program began, beneficiaries who may at some point need the item, and beneficiaries who currently have claims for competitively bid items. The data have not indicated any negative changes in beneficiary health outcomes in any group. Separate workbooks displaying the aggregate level rates for the three groups can be found on the CMS website.. The basic structure of the monitoring efforts considers historical and regional trends in health status. To control for historical trends, each CBAs historical baseline for each rate is provided, beginning in January 2011. Historical health outcome ...
In 2008, after a competitive bidding process, UC Berkeley, LBNL and University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign started a ten-year research partnership with BP called the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI). The goal in creating the EBI was to establish a research program where modern tools of biology are applied to generate new and improved fuels. I contributed to the proposal and am currently serving on the Executive Board of the EBI. I believe that this initiative is important for the world, the nation and our university. Organisms like plants and algae can provide an alternative source of fuel, which is desperately needed due to climate change and the exhaustibility of fossil fuels. So, when I heard about the competitive bidding process started by BP about four years ago, my first response was, its about time. For me, it was an indication that major oil companies finally realized that they needed to begin looking for renewable fuel alternatives.. At the time I was doing research on the first ...
This document adopts several modifications to the Federal Communications Commissions competitive bidding rules. Some of the changes are necessitated by the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and others are designed to enhance the Commissions competitive bidding program.
HORSE RACE STYLE CLOSING FORMAT FOR THIS SALE! WHEN TIME EXPIRES, ALL LOTS ARE DECLARED SOLD!. ORIGINAL ENDING TIME: 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM CDT) WITH EXTENDED BIDDING TO FOLLOW! EXTENDED BIDDING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THERE IS NO BIDDING FOR DETERMINED TIME DURING THIS PERIOD!. Extended Bidding means that the auction is not declared closed until there have been five minutes of inactivity on this sale. If there is any bidding during the inactivity period, the auction is extended until there is no bidding for five minutes during the inactivity period. You can always check the time remaining information that appears under each lot! REMEMBER TO CLICK ON REFRESH FOR UP-TO-DATE TIME REMAINING! For this sale, the extended bidding period is 5 minutes.. ****Example 1: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is no bidding from 7:55 PM to 8:00 PM. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 8 PM.. ****Example 2: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is a bid placed at 7:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes. No ...
HORSE RACE STYLE CLOSING FORMAT FOR THIS SALE! WHEN TIME EXPIRES, ALL LOTS ARE DECLARED SOLD!. ORIGINAL ENDING TIME: 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM CDT) WITH EXTENDED BIDDING TO FOLLOW! EXTENDED BIDDING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THERE IS NO BIDDING FOR DETERMINED TIME DURING THIS PERIOD!. Extended Bidding means that the auction is not declared closed until there have been five minutes of inactivity on this sale. If there is any bidding during the inactivity period, the auction is extended until there is no bidding for five minutes during the inactivity period. You can always check the time remaining information that appears under each lot! REMEMBER TO CLICK ON REFRESH FOR UP-TO-DATE TIME REMAINING! For this sale, the extended bidding period is 5 minutes.. ****Example 1: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is no bidding from 7:55 PM to 8:00 PM. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 8 PM.. ****Example 2: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is a bid placed at 7:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes. No ...
Given the ongoing epidemic and rising costs of diabetes in the U.S., it is critical that health care resources be allocated in both efficacious and cost-effective ways. Among Medicare beneficiaries, patients with diabetes consume ,32% of total Medicare expenditures (1). In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented competitive bidding for selected product categories in nine test markets. Among these products was diabetes testing supplies (2). The intent of the program was to lower costs without jeopardizing patient health. In 2012, CMS issued its report, stating that it had found no disruption in access to needed supplies for Medicare beneficiaries and that there have been no negative health consequences to beneficiaries as a result of competitive bidding (2). CMS has continued to make this claim. However, at least in our review of the issue, a recent study may suggest otherwise.. As reported by Puckrein et al. (3) in Diabetes Care, implementation of the ...
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Proof-of-concept data for Idenixs lead hepatitis C nucleotide helped drive a competitive bidding process that included AbbVie and Johnson & Johnson and resulted in the $3.85 billion price tag for the buyout. And Merck may get more than pipeline help from the deal--it could also get a leg up in an ongoing IP battle with HCV leader Gilead Sciences.
Bids in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.. The Province of Cebu through its Bids and Awards Committee now invites bids for the Supply and Delivery of the aforementioned requirements under Advertisement No. 15-0001. Bidders should have completed, within two (2) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders.. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or ...
Downloadable! We estimate the effect of training quality on earnings using a Peruvian program, which targets disadvantaged youths. The identification of causal effects is possible because of two attractive features in the data. First, selection of training courses is based on public bidding processes that assign standardized scores to multiple proxies for quality. Second, the evaluation framework allows for the identification and comparison of individuals in treatment and comparison groups six, 12, and 18 months after the program. Using difference-in-differences kernel matching methods, we find that individuals attending high-quality training courses have higher average and marginal treatment impacts. External validity was assessed by using five different calls over a nine-year period.
First, the engineering design of Yichang Xinguang Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. has already had the bidding conditions. It has decided to invite public bidding by invitation to invite public bidding, and now invited the first class design qualification of chemical industry to participate in the bidding. If you receive this letter, please reply in written form on the same day to take part in the bid.. Two. The bidding method: the bidding procedures shall be carried out in accordance with the prescribed bidding procedures, and the methods of inviting inviting tenders, sealing bids, and fair bid evaluation are carried out.. Three, tender contents: annual output of 240 thousand tons, granular diammonium phosphate, annual output of 200 thousand tons phosphoric acid, annual output of 400 thousand tons of sulfur acid, and annual output of 5000 tons of sodium fluosilicate project.. Four. If you accept the invitation of your company can carry business license and qualification certificate to tender units ...
Downloadable! We apply stochastic stability to study the evolution of bidding behavior in private-values second-price, first-price and k-double auctions. The learning process has a strong component of inertia but with a small probability, the bids are modified in the direction of ex-post regrets. We identify essentially a unique bid that will be used by each type in the long run. In the second-price auction, this is the truthful bid. In the first-price auction, bidding half of ones valuation is stable. The stable bid in the k-double auction is a toughening of the Chatterjee-Samuelson linear equilibrium strategy. If we add a friction in changing ones bid, then truth-telling behavior is also obtained in the first-price and k-double auctions. Intuitively, the stochastically stable bid minimizes the maximal regret.
January 25, 2016. CRT Providers and Manufacturers,. Late this past Friday CMS posted instructions to Medicare providers for billing accessories used with Group 3 Complex Power Wheelchairs in light of the one year delay passed by Congress at the end of 2015. The text of the announcement is as follows:. Implementation of Section 2 of the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA). The Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA) was recently signed into law. Section 2 of PAMPA mandates that adjustments to the 2016 Medicare fee schedule amounts for certain durable medical equipment (DME) based on information from competitive bidding programs not be applied to wheelchair accessories (including seating systems) and seat and back cushions furnished in connection with Group 3 complex rehabilitative power wheelchairs. Group 3 complex rehabilitative power wheelchair bases are currently described by codes K0848 through K0864 of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System ...
In this paper, a reinforcement learning (RL)-based Sarsa temporal-difference (TD) algorithm is applied to search for a unified bidding and operation strategy for a coal-fired power plant with monoethanolamine (MEA)-based post-combustion carbon capture under different carbon dioxide (CO2) allowance market conditions. The objective of the decision maker for the power plant is to maximize the discounted cumulative profit during the power plant lifetime. Two constraints are considered for the objective formulation. Firstly, the tradeoff between the energy-intensive carbon capture and the electricity generation should be made under presumed fixed fuel consumption. Secondly, the CO2 allowances purchased from the CO2 allowance market should be approximately equal to the quantity of CO2 emission from power generation. Three case studies are demonstrated thereafter. In the first case, we show the convergence of the Sarsa TD algorithm and find a deterministic optimal bidding and operation strategy. In the ...
Whats on the horizon for brand bidding in PPC? Columnist Lori Weiman wraps up her 8-part series on brand bidding by looking to the near future and discussing trends that search marketers can capitalize on.
A new method of paying for some items of medical equipment and supplies means that Medicare beneficiaries who use those items in ten select regions of the country will see average savings of 26 percent. The savings will be realized through the first round of a new competitive bidding program that will be used to…
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Tendering methods: the bidding procedures shall be carried out in accordance with the prescribed bidding procedures, and the public tender, sealed bid, open bid uncovering and fair comment are carried out.. Bidding content: a waste heat boiler, vertical, horizontal scour forced circulation (boiling layer cooler tube group as a natural cycle). See details of the technical instructions for the procurement of tender documents.. If you are willing to participate, you may bring your business license, special equipment manufacturing license and safety production license (copy original) to the bidding unit for registration and consultation.. Schedule of bidding work:. ...
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As part of the regeneration programme within the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Olympic Village design to house the athletes was based on reusing the buildings after the games as a new residential district for Stratford. Through a competitive bidding process, the then Labour British government chose a proposal by Lend Lease Project Management & Construction which covered financing and construction of both the Olympic Village and part of the London Olympics Media Centre. This would both provide accommodation for 24,000 athletes, and afterwards provide a mix of low cost and private residential housing, within a community that would comprise offices, shops, schools and a health centre. Cilantro Engineering were appointed to work as part of a collaborative team to deliver Design and Build MEP Installations for LendLease. Lend Lease engaged a team of: architects Fletcher Priest; structural engineers Arup; and urban planning/landscape architecture firm West 8 and Vogt Landscape. They were ...
The legislature agreed. After a competitive bidding process, the state awarded Ward, Dewey, and Company of Galveston a fifteen-year lease of the prison in exchange for $325,000 ($5.5 million in 2009 dollars) spread out over the period of the lease. The state would retain a three-man oversight board and hire a chaplain, a physician, and a state inspector who would submit a monthly report to the governor. Ward-Dewey made immediate improvements to the safety and sanitation of the prison. Within the first year, the company had torn down the old wooden shop buildings and constructed new fire-safe brick workshops, an infirmary, 40 new cells, and a new kitchen and dining hall that could double as a chapel on Sundays. They also put the prisoners back to work. By the end of 1872, about one-third of the convicts were laboring on railroad construction crews, while the remaining two-thirds were busy inside the prisons walls, making cotton and wool garments, shoes and boots, wagons, and furniture and ...
K-V Pharmaceutical Co. on Wednesday received a bankruptcy judge’s approval of its reorganization plan that will allow it to exit the Chapter 11 process and continue its business following a competitive bidding process.
Italys government finally cleared the way for the auction in May of a third license to operate cellular phones in the country. The start of the bidding process arrives after repeated calls by the European Union for Italy to open up its market.
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CMS Proposed Updates to Policies and Payment Rates for the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program; DMEPOS Fee Schedule Amounts, Quality Incentive Program; and Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals with Acute Kidney Injury (CMS-1691-P). ...
LNG Croatia, the state-owned company that is developing the countrys first liquefied natural gas facility on the island of Krk, has once again pushed back the second round of bidding for the capacity at the terminal.. The company said the deadline has been prolonged from September 28, 2018, to December 20, 2018.. Since LNG Croatia has received additional requests from interested terminal users to extend the submission deadline, LNG Croatia in cooperation with Plinacro and FGSZ aligned a new time schedule for the Open Season procedure, the companys statement reads.. LNG Croatia recently revised its the technical characteristics and capacities of the initially requested FSRU to reduce the initially planned capital costs of the project.. The project will still be developed in two phases, with the first phase including a development of the FSRU while the second phase entails the construction of a land-based LNG import facility, according to LNG Croatia.. The European Union has put the LNG terminal ...
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A recent report by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services has also found that high price drugs are affecting federal spending on drugs and increasing federal payments for Medicare Part D catastrophic coverage. Once people hit the catastrophic level of Part D coverage, beneficiaries pay a 5% coinsurance for drugs while the Federal Government pays the vast majority of the remaining costs. But there is no limit. The Inspector Generals report said that federal payments for catastrophic coverage in 2015 exceeded $33.2 billion in 2015, which is more than triple the amount paid in 2010 ($10.8 billion). Incredibly, only ten high-priced drugs accounted for nearly one-third of all drug spending in catastrophic coverage in 2015.. President Trump recently said that the United States has to create new bidding procedures for the drug industry. TSCL believes that new bidding procedures alone would not give Medicare the power to bring down prices on drugs when a company ...
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The USOC over the weekend notified leaders of a half-dozen cities that it will not put forward a bid to host the 20 Games. Bid cities were due to the IOC Sept. 1, and the USOC earlier this summer filed the necessary paperwork to submit a bid. The organizations leadership decided not to because it still has not resolved its revenue-sharing dispute with the IOC. The USOC and IOC have been negotiating a new revenue-sharing agreement since 06. The current agreement gives the USOC 12.75% of U.S. TV rights money and 16% of global sponsorship money. Those percentages are greater than any other national organizing committee receives. A half-dozen cities -- Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, N.Y. and Tulsa -- had expressed interest in bidding for the 20 Games. The USOC now will consider bidding to host the 22 Games or the 24 Games (Tripp Mickle, SportsBusiness Journal). In Chicago, Phil Hersh reports negotiations for a solution to the revenue-sharing issue have been moving faster than was ...
0101]FIG. 12 is a block diagram illustrating a machine in the example form of a computer system 1200, within which a set or sequence of instructions for causing the machine to perform any one of the methodologies discussed herein may be executed, according to various embodiments. In alternative embodiments, the machine operates as a standalone device or may be connected (e.g., networked) to other machines. In a networked deployment, the machine may operate in the capacity of a server or a client machine in server-client network environment, or as a peer machine in a peer-to-peer (or distributed) network environment. The machine may be a server computer, a client computer, a personal computer (PC), a tablet PC, a set-top box (STB), a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), a cellular telephone, a web appliance, a network router, switch or bridge, or any machine capable of executing a set of instructions (sequential or otherwise) that specify actions to be taken by that machine. Further, while only a ...
Meat producer Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war for Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs, with a $63 per share offer. Both Tyson and Pilgrims Pride had been bidding of Hillshire. Pilgrims Pride says it is withdrawing its offer.
Online auctioning has attracted serious in-auction fraud, such as shill bidding, given the huge amount of money involved and the anonymity of users. Due to the fact that shill bidding is difficult to detect as well as ...
DUBAI - As a result of the global economic crisis, the UAEs once-torrid construction industry has cooled more dramatically than any other construction market in the GCC region. Even so, the Emirates are still seeing an extraordinary level of activity, with 1,372 projects either being built or in the bidding process, according to a report issued on Wednesday by the Dubai-based research firm Proleads. Since the construction business began feeling the chill in late 2008, developers have put on hold or cancelled a total of 566 projects comprising 29 per cent of all those planned across the UAEs office, hotel, residential and retail sectors, Proleads said.. In the worldwide shakeout, no region has been immune and, as a result, a strong element of realism has entered the real estate investment landscape, said Chris Speller, Cityscape Group Director.. The report was based on a study that Proleads made for organisers of the Cityscape Dubai property exhibition set to take place at the Dubai ...
Queens Universitys new School of Agri-Food and Land Use will be launched today (Wednesday 14 June). The new School, which opens in September, will give graduates the knowledge and skills in order to deal with the multi-faceted changes facing the food and rural sectors in Northern Ireland. The new School will be based in purpose-built accommodation in the David Keir Building on the main University site in Belfast. Its establishment as the Provinces primary provider of high-level education in agriculture and food science came after a bidding process, followed by an independent report, published three years ago, which recommended changes in the way education and research in agriculture and food science was carried out. Queens tradition of excellence in this area of study stretches back almost 80 years and the new School will build on the Universitys breadth of knowledge which has made it a recognised premier centre of agri-food education and research, according to Professor James McElnay, Dean ...
The 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers spent all season in a see-saw battle with the San Francisco Giants for the lead in the National League West. Yet for all the excitement this return to competitiveness generated, the biggest news of the year was made in border rooms and not on the diamond. On May 1st, the team was sold for a record $2.15 billion to a group headed by investor Mark Walter and also including former basketball great Magic Johnson and front office veteran Stan Kasten, who was named team President. The amount paid was the largest in history for a North American sports franchise and was the result of an open bidding process supervised by a bankruptcy judge following the ruinous divorce of former owner Frank McCourt. The staggering amount paid for the team meant that McCourt walked away from the process a much richer man than in the days when he was married to his wife Jamie and the two jointly owned the team. It appeared quickly however that the amount paid for the team was only the ...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the probable effects of implementing certain Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) procedures for avoiding excess rental payments on durable medical equipment under Medicare. HHS prepared instructions which stated that Medicare would pay for all low-priced medical equipment on a purchase basis and high-priced equipment on a purchase basis if the expected duration of need showed that purchase was less costly than rental. However, the effects of the instructions were uncertain because of two conflicting studies on the implementation of the procedures.GAO found that the primary difference between the studies was in the length of time that a beneficiary rented a piece of equipment. Under the current instructions, if all low-cost items were reimbursed on a purchase basis, there would be a reduction of 21 percent in the allowable costs, compared with the 15-percent increase in costs reported in the HHS grantee study. GAO also found that HHS could
The aim of this study was to classify the polymeric prosthetics used for hernia repair based on biomaterial composition and weight in an effort to clarify to surgeons what kinds of material they are dealing with and to provide a standardized system of categorization. An intensive research effort was carried out on prosthetics that are commercially available worldwide. We conducted a search of the medical literature and companies websites to find the weights and thicknesses of commercially available prosthetics. Where these data were lacking, we contacted manufacturers directly in order to render the research more complete. A total of 166 products were considered for classification based on biomaterial properties. Among these, a homogeneous group of 80 polypropylene monofilament knitted or woven prosthetics was selected for classification based on weight. Weights were provided for 70 prosthetics (87%), and both the weight and thickness was provided for 40 prosthetics (50%). Classification based ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that would establish a prior authorization process as a condition of payment for certain durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) items that are frequently subject to unnecessary utilization
Durable medical equipments are very essential for patients as to improve their quality of living. These durable medical equipments are therapeutic devices which are designed for the recovery of the patients ailment as quickly and comfortably as possible. Durable medical equipment are intended to withstand repeated use by non-professionals or the patient, and is appropriate for use in the home. As the word durable itself tells about the significance of these medical equipments which are likely to last for a long time without breaking or getting weaker. Health of the patients is fully depended on these equipment, if these equipment are weak or break easily then they are harmful for the patients and instead of improving their health they prove to be really critical. Responsibilities of durable medical equipment are to keep the user safe and these products are built strong, long-lasting and generally easy to clean and maintain. ...
Legislation that averts a Medicare physician pay cut in July and provides a 1.1 percent Medicare increase in 2009 promises a measure of stability for both patients and the physicians who care for them.
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Jan 3, 1983. H.R. 101 (98th). A bill to strengthen the assignment program for durable medical equipment under title XVIII of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.
No one anticipates getting into an accident, but for those who do it is often necessary to invest in home medical equipment and rehabilitation in order to live any sort of normal life during recovery, and sometimes permanently. Those who are lucky enough to survive an accident and are released from the hospital may need home medical equipment to monitor their condition during recovery or assist in their daily living indefinitely. From wheelchairs to EKG machines, there are many types of home medical equipment that an accident survivor might need after they have been sent home from the hospital.. Some of the various home medical equipment items that an accident survivor or their caregiver might need to purchase include oxygen tents, iron lungs, catheters, CPAPs, wheelchairs, hospital beds and nebulizers, just to name a few. Some of this equipment may be covered by health insurance plans. Some home medical equipment is not covered by insurance or the individual who needs it may be uninsured, so ...
Outpatient Rehab Services. Whether you do not have time to commit to an inpatient treatment or you are searching for continuing treatment after a long stay at an inpatient rehab facility, outpatient drug rehabs can help steer you towards sustained recovery and sobriety.. According to a survey conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health services administration, outpatient programs are offered by over 80% of all the addiction centers. There are many different outpatient drug rehabs out there which can make it difficult for one to find a suitable facility overwhelming. Although the wide range of options can be a bit confusing, searching through them to find one that suits you does not have to be. If you Search carefully with a few points in mind, you will definitely find the right outpatient rehab program for you.. Outpatient drug addiction treatment allows you to do your normal duties while still receiving the necessary therapy and guidance needed to regain control of your life. Outpatient care ...
Since 2010, TEPHINET has administered 130 mini-grants to trainees of field epidemiology training programs around the world. Mini-grants are small (usually around $5,000) grants awarded through a competitive application process to the trainee, who serves as principal investigator on a project designed to analyze existing health surveillance data in a particular subject area within his or her country. General topical areas for mini-grants range from non-communicable diseases to environmental health, emergency response, and special pathogens and zoonotic diseases.. TEPHINET coordinates the mini-grant application and selection process in close partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manages contracting with mini-grantees, collecting deliverables, and dispersing grant funds. Subject matter experts from CDC serve as application reviewers and mentors to the mini-grantees. Grantees also receive mentorship from their local field epidemiology training programs. The end ...
Originally launched in 2006, the BHIVA Research Awards are open, through competitive application, to all BHIVA members for research projects that impact on the improvement of clinical care and management of people living with HIV in the UK. A minimum of £30,000 per annum is available, to be distributed amongst the successful applicants according to the quality of the submitted proposals, with a maximum of £10,000 award per application. The awards panel is chaired by an independent chair. Applications for grants or funding for research or other projects made directly to the Association are reviewed by the BHIVA Executive Committee at its meetings and considered based on merit and their relevance to the objectives of BHIVA.. BHIVA received sixteen good quality applications from large and small centres in 2017, requesting a total of £198,272. BHIVA is proud to announce seven successful applicants being awarded £56,735.92. The winners of the BHIVA Research Awards 2017 are:. ...
Vinita Ganesh Chittoor, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Martin lab, was one of only three Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award recipients. Chittoor works on evaluating the influence of diet on LRRK2-mediated toxicity in Parkinsons disease. (Mutations in LRRK2, an enzyme encoded by the PARK8 gene, are a proven cause of PD.). The grants are awarded through a competitive application process and reviewed by American Parkinson Disease Associations scientific advisory board. The objective…is to invest in the best science, said David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., John N. Whitaker Professor, chair of neurology, and director, Division of Movement Disorders, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and chairman, scientific advisory board. As we evaluate these proposals, we focus on funding researchers who are at the start of their Parkinsons research career and seek to attract the best and brightest minds to work on this important problem. Our aim is to accelerate research and support translational ...
Hundreds of Major League Baseball players did their part to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer last month by swinging those unmistakably pink bats at all Mothers Day games. Its become an annual cause celebre and more players than ever got involved in helping people think about an important subject.. Now it is your turn again.. The final step in this now-traditional touch to baseballs regular season is the friendly competition for ownership of the same pink bats used by the players. The first batch of those bats just showed up at the MLB.com Auction, so let the bidding begin, with all proceeds going directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.. It is your chance to obtain a one-of-a-kind collectible that is at once breathtaking to look at and a blast to show off as a conversation piece. Besides those game-used bats, the auction again includes pink bats signed by each team, as well as autographed home plates and dugout lineup cards that were used on Mothers Day.. If you dont ...
Jordan Cattle Auction hosts 6 to 10 special bull sales annually, offering over 600 bulls for bidding. These sales allow our customers the convenience of selecting bulls of different breeds and from different ranches all at one location - San Saba, Texas. Most bulls are coming two or twos and are fertility tested, meet trich requirements and ready for service. We know the economic impact a bull has on a ranchs bottom line, thats why Jordan offers these sales to you. The bull sales are held in San Saba, TX with most in conjunction with our regular sale.. If you are unable to attend the bull sale, you may view it live and bid online (or by phone at 325-372-5159). If you have previously registered with us online, click the live auction button on the right and log in, but if you have not previously registered with us for our online sales, please do so prior to the sale. For instructions click here and if you need additional assistance, please call or email us. A running order will be posted on ...
Jordan Cattle Auction hosts 6 to 10 special bull sales annually, offering over 600 bulls for bidding. These sales allow our customers the convenience of selecting bulls of different breeds and from different ranches all at one location - San Saba, Texas. Most bulls are coming two or twos and are fertility tested, meet trich requirements and ready for service. We know the economic impact a bull has on a ranchs bottom line, thats why Jordan offers these sales to you. The bull sales are held in San Saba, TX with most in conjunction with our regular sale.. If you are unable to attend the bull sale, you may view it live and bid online (or by phone at 325-372-5159). If you have previously registered with us online, click the live auction button on the right and log in, but if you have not previously registered with us for our online sales, please do so prior to the sale. For instructions click here and if you need additional assistance, please call or email us. A running order will be posted on ...
Motor Dealer Licence: MVD277714. This Sale is Pick Up Only from Various Locations, South Australia. Please refer to the descriptions to determine the location of each asset.. These Assets are Used therefore Inspection is Highly Recommended Prior to Bidding. Description, Photos and Condition Reports (if any) Should Be Used as a Guide Only. Bids on assets in this sale should be made based on your own inspection and assessment of the goods. GraysOnline do not test auction items. We provide no warranty as to the items working condition or suitability for its intended purpose. The assets may have experienced moderate to heavy usage by consumers and have not been tested to ensure that they function according to the manufacturers specifications. Some individual items may show signs of wear common with used items and in some instances accessories may vary from the standard (for example, software or manuals may be missing or different, no original packaging). (As per the bidders agreement that you have ...
Motor Dealer Licence: MVD277714. This Sale is Pick Up Only from Various Locations, South Australia. Please refer to the descriptions to determine the location of each asset.. These Assets are Used therefore Inspection is Highly Recommended Prior to Bidding. Description, Photos and Condition Reports (if any) Should Be Used as a Guide Only. Bids on assets in this sale should be made based on your own inspection and assessment of the goods. GraysOnline do not test auction items. We provide no warranty as to the items working condition or suitability for its intended purpose. The assets may have experienced moderate to heavy usage by consumers and have not been tested to ensure that they function according to the manufacturers specifications. Some individual items may show signs of wear common with used items and in some instances accessories may vary from the standard (for example, software or manuals may be missing or different, no original packaging). (As per the bidders agreement that you have ...
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With this close out, as the time counts down No Bidding can happen within 5 minutes of the close of ALL Lots. So if the Lots are set to close at 7PM and with four minutes left (6:56PM), some one bids on lot 4, then enough time is added back to the clock to allow ALL lots to have 5 minutes (new close time is 7:01PM on ALL Lots), and the countdown resumes. Then if someone bids on Lot 8 at 6:59PM, then ALL lots are extended until 7:04PM. this process will go on until no one bids for a period of 5 minutes on ANY Lot ...
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A web-based service that facilitates communications and commercial transactions between buyers and suppliers, including the efficient distribution of a buyers request-for-quotations (RFQs) to an audience of that buyers preferred suppliers, and the automatic and efficient handling of supplier quotations in a variety of bidding formats that are communicated back to the buyer for selection of a winning bid. After selection of the winning bid, a server device generates communications for enabling the buyer and winning supplier to enter into a contract for completing the commercial transaction.
Mandatory hourly bidding takes choices away from the purchaser that could minimize total costs. So this is indeed political regulation that drives up costs. It happens (by intent in my opinion) to favor suppliers that have irregular supply and transfers costs from them to the baseline suppliers. A free market solution would be to allow the purchasers to be free to choose and negotiate terms that are best for the buyer from the various choices on the market ...
EERCAST is a trademark and brand of Hammond, Rick. Filed to USPTO On Friday, August 19, 2016, The EERCAST covers Application services provider (ASP) featuring software for use in on-line trading services in which the seller posts products to be auctioned and bidding is done via the internet; application services provider (ASP) featuring software for use in on-line trading services in which users post requests for products and negotiate transactions via the internet; application services provider (ASP) featuring live streaming software for use in conducting virtual trade show exhibitions online in the field of auctions. Search for other trademarks at Trademarkia.
The final chapter in the Sparrows Point steel mill's 125-year history could be at hand. A redevelopment firm partnering with a liquidator won the bidding for the Baltimore County complex at a court-ordered auction.
The second auction sale of unclaimed property in the custody of the Police Property Clerk, took place yesterday morning at No. 304 Broadway. The catalogue embraced 221 lots, comprising a heterogeneous combination of old clothing, dilapidated watches, jewelry, rusty pistols, crockery and junk generally. The bidding was, however, spirited, and ...
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BIDDER TERMS AND CONDITIONS These Bidder Terms and Conditions apply to auctions conducted by The Auction Team Inc. (Auctioneer), and constitute a legal, valid, binding, and enforceable contract between Auctioneer and each Participant, Bidder, and Buyer. This Auction Subject to Owner Approval. These bidder terms and conditions also form the basis for the contract of sale between the Seller and the Buyer. 1. Auction Conducted Under and In Accordance with These Bidder Terms and Conditions, Additional Terms and Conditions Posted by Auctioneer, and Announcements Made at the Time of the Auction, and Applicable Law. The Auction is conducted under and in accordance with these Bidder Terms and Conditions, any and all other Terms and Conditions posted by Auctioneer (whether at the Auction Site or online), any announcements or corrections made by Auctioneer at the time of the Auction, and applicable law. By participating in the Auction, whether at the auction site, online, telephonically, or though any ...
Certain items incur a Droit de Suite charge (which will be indicated in catalogues with the * symbol with explanation clearly stated). Under Droite de Suite or Artists Re-sale Rights legislation, auctioneers and art market professionals are required to collect royalty payments for all works of art by living artists and artists deceased within the previous 70 years, sold above the hammer price of 1000 euros, which is approximately £750. The royalty of 4% of the hammer price is charged to the Buyer, in addition to the Buyers Premium and is not subject to VAT. All royalty charges are paid to the Design and Artists Copyrights Society (DACS) and no handling costs or additional fees are retained. Please check with the Auctioneer if you are unsure whether this royalty is payable on any Lot that you are considering bidding for. Please note that the royalty payment is calculated on the rate of exchange at the European Central Bank on the date of the sale ...
Id buy a house. The bargains right now are fabulous compared to 3 or 4 years ago when buyers were bidding up the sellers price. And 20 years ago? My goodness! We got a mortgage at 10.5% and were happy to get it. We checked at our local bank this week about some property we plan to sell, and the rates for either conventional or FHA were 5.75%. Thats lower than we paid in 1962 when we bought our first home, a duplex in Champaign, Illinois. We were in the bottom quintile, the down payment was a gift from my father, he took the 2nd mortgage so we paid on two mortgages (renters paid one), and we lived on the first floor and rented the second floor. Being a landlord is a huge hassle, particularly when you are 22 years old, but that rent put us where we are today. When we sold the house on land contract upon moving to Columbus in 1967, the mortgage payment also covered our car loan. Then it turned out the bank had made an error in calculating the principle, so we got a little unexpected cash bonus ...
Competitive Bidding. Bridge Tutor. New York: Roin. 32 pp. Truscott, Alan (1968). Defensive Bidding. Bridge Tutor. Roin. 32 pp. ... Truscott, Alan (1968). No Trump Bidding. Bridge Tutor. Roin. 32 pp. Truscott, Alan (1968). Slam Bidding. Bridge Tutor. Roin. 32 ... ISBN 0-312-33107-X. ISBN 0-312-29090-X (paper). Rosenkranz, George; Truscott, Alan (1982). Modern Ideas in Bidding. Louisville ... Truscott, Alan (1968). Suit Bidding. Bridge Tutor. Roin. 32 pp. Truscott, Alan (1961). Bridge: Successful Play from First ...
... and open competitive bidding demonstrated a fair selection of contractors. Since competitive lump-sum bidding required complete ... Thomsen FAIA FCMAA, Chuck; Sanders, Sid (2011). "Emergence of Competitive Bidding". Program Management 2.0. McLean VA: ... Even the traditional design-bid-build process can use Fast-Track concepts by bidding separate general construction contracts ... competitive bids for those phases of the work, overlapping the design and construction activities. For instance, the CM might ...
Landy, Sandra (2003). Really Easy Competitive Bidding. Really Easy Bridge. Landy, Sandra (2004). Really Easy Slams. Really Easy ... In England at least, she was known for the "Landy Game Try" - not a convention, but an axiom - "First you bid game - then, you ... As part of this, she developed an Acol-based bidding system called "Standard English", intended to be easy for beginners to ... Landy, Sandra (2001). Really Easy Bidding - "by Bridge for All and Sandra Landy". Really Easy Bridge: Standard English ...
Now consider competitive bidding. Suppose that West opens 1♠, North overcalls 2♥ and East passes. South holds ♠ 854 ♥ 6 ♦ ... Bids between the overcall and the cue-bid may be treated as natural and forcing; transfer bids are available to handle weaker ... It is when South wants to sign off by bidding 2♠ directly that the smallest amount of bidding space is needed, but that bid ... forcing new-suit bid below the cue-bid. Those who play transfer advances of overcalls usually agree that the transfer bids ...
TNT and Competitive Bidding. B.T. Batsford (London, England). ISBN 0-7134-2543-1. Cohen, Larry (1992). To Bid or Not to Bid: ... LoTT is said to be most accurate when the HCP are fairly evenly divided between the two sides and the bidding is competitive. ... Derived from LoTT, this principle assists players in judging the level to which they should bid in a competitive situation. At ... Payne and Amsbury's Bridge: TNT and Competitive Bidding (1981) may have been the first major book on the topic. In the ...
... competitive bids; incorporated annual and quarterly reports; equity offerings of nonreporting registrants; registration on Form ... larger and more competitive entity. The resulting companies have not succeeded in general. These items are thus rarely seen in ... earnings and competitive position of the registrant and its subsidiaries. Item 103 requires a registrant to briefly describe ...
Much of his research has been centered on the theory and practice of competitive bidding and auction design. His 1982 paper, "A ... Milgrom, Paul R.; Weber, Robert J. (1982). "A Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding". Econometrica. 50 (5): 1089-1122. ... Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding", co-authored with Paul Milgrom, is considered a seminal work in the field. In that ... Since 1993, he has represented private clients during both the rule-making and bidding phases of the FCC's sale of licenses of ...
Neither lease was subject to competitive bidding. In 1924 rumors about corruption in the deals escalated into the Teapot Dome ...
Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects. Increase earned income tax credit. The largest tax increase in the ... Public Act 472, an act modifying and consolidating public bidding rules for road projects, was dependent on this proposal for ... businesses that bid on state funded road projects; and to take other steps to steer more state-funded road work to such firms, ...
... is that bids are not openly viewable or announced as opposed to the competitive nature which is generated by public bids. From ... First-price sealed-bid auctions are when a single bid is made by all bidding parties and the single highest bidder wins, and ... and each bid is confidential. A bidding fee auction (also known as a penny auction) requires customers to pay for bids, which ... If a bidder makes a very high bid, they may have to pay that price, but if they make a low bid there is a chance that they will ...
"A Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding" (PDF). Econometrica. 50 (5): 1089-1122. doi:10.2307/1911865. ISSN 0012-9682. ... He showed that for any given reserve price, equilibrium bids from first-price auctions can be used to identify the expected ... and Shneyerov have shown that the dynamic matching and bargaining market is nevertheless approximately competitive as the time ...
Day, James (June 6, 2016). "A Bid to Stay Competitive". Corvallis Gazette-Times. Retrieved July 25, 2018. "Reser Stadium". ...
... more competitive bids; reduce bid time and cost; and make better bid-, no-bid decisions". "Bid/No Bid Worksheet". MyPM, LLC. ... It is used to support a bid/no-bid decision (deciding whether or not an organization will prepare a response to a specific ... solicitation), a bid validation check when a request for proposal is received, and the preparation of a proposal to be ...
Also, not all contracts are awarded through competitive bidding. For example, in 2012 the Barcelona metropolitan authority ... awarded a 35-year concession worth an estimated €330 million to Agbar without a competitive tender. Roque Gistau, president of ...
This introduced competitive bidding for government funded research programmes. The Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture series was ...
David, AK; Wen, Fushuan (16-20 July 2000). Strategic bidding in competitive electricity markets: a literature survey. Power ...
Competitive bidding statutes discourage public sector PLAs from discrimination between non-union and union contractors, as ... "Project Labor Agreements and Competitive Bidding Statutes" Jolie M. Siegel, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and ... Jolie Siegel, PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS AND COMPETITIVE BIDDING STATUTES. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and ... they can present risks and should only be allowed on projects where they will further the goals of competitive bidding statutes ...
NPR Interview Inside CMS article on the Competitive Bidding IPD CMS Competitive Bidding IPD NIST Forums * Ocean Zoning IPD. ... Current IPDs include CMS Competitive Bidding and Ocean Zoning. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed ...
NECL, a Hyderabad base firm was selected through competitive bidding. This Cable Stayed Bridge connects Aguwani Ghat (Khagaria ...
This can be helpful in slam bidding or competitive bidding. However, they have the following disadvantages compared to four- ... After the opening bid, the five-card limitation is no longer in effect and any other bid typically promises only four cards as ... There is strong pressure upon responder to bid a four-card major even after an intervening bid, or to show it indirectly by a ... Both partners must agree to follow the five-card major bidding treatment on their opening bid. Opener must have at least five ...
The first round of competitive bidding opened in April 2014. The fund is aligned on the three clusters selected within the ... The Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund is a competitive facility, through which businesses in Malawi's agricultural and ... awarding research grants and competitive scholarships at PhD, master's and first degree levels, supported by the UK Wellcome ...
NECL, a Hyderabad-based firm, was selected through competitive bidding. Project is delayed and work is on halt for last few ...
MICHAEL J CLARK (7 May 1972). "Howard agency buys gas without competitive bids". Baltimore Sun. "Norman Moxley Jr". Retrieved ... started with the School board as a bus contractor in Ellicott City in 1939, bidding against Charles E. Miller. He later sold a ... He ran an unsuccessful bid as an independent, losing to Charles E. Miller, J. Hubert Black, and David W. Force. In 1966, Moxley ... Missing or empty ,title= (help) "NORMAN MOXLEY FILES IN COUNTY: Ex-Howard Commissioner Making Bid For Return". The Baltimore ...
Procurement is often conducted via a tendering or competitive bidding process. The process is used to ensure the buyer receives ... "distinct competitive advantage" to those companies which demonstrated a commitment to sustainable procurement concerns. The ...
In 2004 a 30-year concession was awarded without competitive bidding to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS), a ... Some of these contracts were awarded after competitive bidding, such as the Johor Bahru water treatment plant, while others ... The contract was awarded by the federal government without competitive bidding. It covered the Indah Region (Kuala Lumpur, ... The bid was won by a consortium led by the Malaysian company Kembangan Dinamik with a minority share by the French firm SUEZ. ...
Government favours competitive bidding for coal blocks for captive power plants. ₹500 crore allocated for solar and hydro ...
The National Science Foundation started a competitive bidding process in 1992; subsequently, in 1993, NSF created the Internet ...
Missing or empty ,title= (help) Bergen, Marty (1986). Better Bidding With Bergen: Volume 2 - Competitive Bidding, Fit Bids, and ... but a bid of 3♦ asks partner to bid three of the major with a weaker hand, i.e. 7-8 points, or bid four with a stronger hand, i ... Bergen raises are used in response to a 1♥ or 1♠ opening bid to show hands of specific length in trump support and strength as ... Many partnerships which employ Bergen raises also use Jacoby 2NT and splinter bids in response to major suit openings for game- ...
Rights to explore for and extract these are leased through competitive bidding. Common construction material such as sand and ...
Their key contribution was the concept of competitive bidding for the declaration. The bidding, play and laws are similar to ... Bidding rules are nearly the same, although in contract bridge bidding, many complex artificial bids and bidding systems have ... they cannot pass the bid. A bid is higher if it contracts for a higher number of points (ignoring doubles) rather than a higher ... The dealer opens the bidding and must declare to win at least the odd trick in a trump suit or at Notrump; ...
Chung-Cheng Institute of Technology {CCIT} (國防大學-理工學院) from Bade, Taoyuan, Taiwan also look at air transportation in Taiwan ... The admission for these courses features among the most difficult in Brazil, partly due to its competitive Vestibular (similar ...
In perfectly competitive markets, no participants are large enough to have the market power to set the price of a homogeneous ... This is posited to bid the price up. At a price above equilibrium, there is a surplus of quantity supplied compared to quantity ... In perfectly competitive markets studied in the theory of supply and demand, there are many producers, none of which ... often relative to competitive general equilibrium.[124] It analyzes social welfare, however measured, in terms of economic ...
His return to competitive soccer was anticipated by fans and the media alike,[7] and despite the Jets' shaky performance in ... He then started training with Dandenong City in 2009 in a bid to regain fitness and get his personal life back in order.[3] ... helped the Jets to their first competitive clean sheet in fourteen games. After joining Newcastle, Milicevic was adopted as a ...
... favored PricewaterhouseCoopers as a consultant in a bid for privatizing the water distribution in Delhi, India[85] ... focused on making renewable energy cost-competitive with coal-fired power as quickly as possible, but this may not continue ...
Board of Trustees Rejects Bids for Police Study: Public Will Get to Vote on Possible Mineola Police This Year, Mineola American ... Promotion to the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant, and police captain, are made via competitive civil service examinations. ...
Thus the total revenue curve for a competitive company is a ray with a slope equal to the market price.[27] A competitive ... Monopoly versus competitive markets[edit]. While monopoly and perfect competition mark the extremes of market structures[14] ... Anti-competitive practices. *Monopolization. *Collusion *Formation of cartels. *Price fixing. *Bid rigging ... Robin Gollan argues in The Coalminers of New South Wales that anti-competitive practices developed in the coal industry of ...
"Leeds Braced for 3million Swansea Bid for Luciano Becchio". The Sun. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011.. ... This was the first double he scored in a competitive match for Leeds. ...
Private, competitive mortgage securitization is believed to have played an important role in the US subprime mortgage crisis.[ ... with a very narrow bid/offer spread.[citation needed] ... and that competitive securitization markets with multiple ...
The number of brushfire polls taken by a campaign is determined by how competitive the race is and how much money the campaign ... It is often taken before a candidate announces their bid for office but sometimes it happens immediately following that ...
Their success earned the Panthers their first bowl bid since 1956 when they were invited to play Arizona State in the 1973 ... During this era, Washington & Jefferson was also competitive with some of the top teams in the nation. In 1913, the Presidents ... and turned down a bid for the 1938 Rose Bowl.[41] Sutherland's teams were named "National Champions" by various selectors for ...
Skytrain: new Laker bid, Flight International, 27 July 1972, p. 116. *Skytrain ..., Flight International, 27 July 1972, p. 117 ... This helped make Laker's One-Elevens more competitive with larger, longer-range aircraft operated by rivals, especially for ... Laker and BCal bid for kangaroo route, Flight International, 7 February 1981, p. 330 ... Air Europe bids to compete in Europe, Flight International, 29 November 1986, p. 6 ...
... and by not following a competitive bidding process. This led to further petitions, and an investigation began in 2010.[96] ... "Meira Kumar's bid to end 2G logjam fails". Times of india.. *^ "Winter session worked just 9 hours, but cost 172 crore". Deccan ...
Pearson, Matthew; Schipper, Burkhard C. (2013-03-01). "Menstrual cycle and competitive bidding". Games and Economic Behavior. ... It was found that when a woman experiences a natural cycle bids are significantly more, than the bids of men, across the whole ... Chen, Yan; Katuščák, Peter; Ozdenoren, Emre (2013-01-01). "Why canʼt a woman bid more like a man?". Games and Economic Behavior ... Research into control of spending habits across the cycle observed a significant degree of variability with regard to bidding ...
... hosted the 2011 Pan American Games.[100] Since winning the bid to host the Games, the city had been undergoing ... However, its traditional advantage of proximity to the U.S. market is one reason Guadalajara stays competitive.[51] Mexico ...
Unlike government provision, subsidies may result in some form of a competitive market. The potential for cronyism (for example ... an alliance between political insiders and the businesses receiving subsidies) can be limited with secret bidding for the ...
"Sears bids Hometown, Outlet, hardware stores goodbye in spinoff". Los Angeles Times. August 13, 2012. Retrieved October 26, ... "to be successful in this highly competitive environment".[187] ... Lampert's ESL Investments Inc submitted a bid of US$400 million ...
"Republican Tom MacArthur Wins NJ's Most Competitive Congressional Race - By Double Digits", IVN, November 5, 2014. Accessed May ... while Aimee Belgard lost her bid for U.S. Congress, losing the popular vote in both Ocean and Burlington counties.[68][69] ...
There is a highly competitive indoor competition held inside Bell's Sports Centre alongside both a competitive and fun outdoor ... "Salmond backs bid for city status". BBC News. 7 June 2007. Archived from the original on 10 October 2007. Retrieved 14 May 2010 ... "Crunch time in bid to save Perth City Hall - Perth & Kinross / Local / News / The Courier". Thecourier.co.uk. 25 April 2013. ... "a foundation for Perth to bid for formal city status".[27] ...
OECD (2006). OECD Territorial Reviews Competitive Cities in the Global Economy. Table 1.1: OECD Publishing. ISBN 978-92-64- ... Rome made a bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics but it was withdrawn before the deadline for applicant files.[161][162] ...
American Stores raised its bid for Jewel's preferred stock, increasing the total bid to $1.15 billion in cash and securities. ... Jewel T opened eight stores in highly competitive Southern California.[110] In 1981, Jewel T opened stores in Atlanta[111] and ... On May 15, 2017, Jewel-Osco made a bid to purchase all 19 Strack & Van Til grocery stores for $100 million.[91][92][93] The ... "Takeover bid sends stock of grocery chain higher". United Press International. June 13, 1984.. ...
Federal contracting laws required a competitive bid to choose a permanent aircraft for the mission. In March 2000, Agusta was ...
During a takeover bid, Donovan v Bierwirth held trustees must take advice or not vote on corporate stocks if in doubt about ... depressing wage rates and the purchasing power of wage earners in industry and by preventing the stabilization of competitive ... company as a takeover bid was launched, because they faced a potential conflict of interest, had to get independent legal ...
Maynilad incurred high costs, in part because it awarded contracts to affiliates of Suez without competitive bidding. It also ... saying its bid was much higher than the extremely low bid submitted by Ayala, and that its bid was very close to the two other ... Maynilad's bid had a more realistic 10.4 percent rate of return in its bid had from the beginning.[8] The return on equity has ... The concessions would be awarded to the prequalified bidders submitting the lowest tariff, i.e. competitive bidding. The ...
Hêng1gong2 Deg6⁠bid6 Heng4⁠jing3⁠kêu1. (Hêng1gong2 Deg6kêu1). ... holding the highest Financial Development Index score and consistently ranking as the most competitive and freest economic area ...
First, the bill would try to create a process for competitive bidding among solar developers. Second, it would create a solar ... According to Utility DIVE, "The legislation proposes a competitive bidding process for independent solar developers that ... "procure renewable energy at a competitive rate." Utility companies would then be allowed to compete and bid against third-party ... Subsequently, they would bid the generation into New England electricity markets. This arrangement could last existing net ...
Seeking greater efficiency, Morris reduced the civil list, saved money by using competitive bidding for contracts, tightened ...
CNR was considered competitive with CPR in several areas, notably in Central Canada, prior to the age of the automobile and the ... On November 25, 2003, it was announced CN's bid of $1 billion CAD would be accepted over those of CPR and several U.S. ... Many opponents - including CPR - accused the government and CN of rigging the bidding process, though this has been denied by ... created the CNR Radio Department to provide passengers with entertainment radio reception and give the railway a competitive ...
1] DriveClean.ca.gov John Voelcker (May 22, 2012). "Green-Car Death List: 2012 Models To Which We Bid Adieu". Green Car Reports ... North American-market Escape and its Mazda Tribute and Mercury Mariner siblings were redesigned in order to stay competitive ... John Voelcker (May 22, 2012). "Green-Car Death List: 2012 Models To Which We Bid Adieu". Green Car Reports. Retrieved May 23, ...
"Judge denies Elizabeth May's bid to join leaders' debates". The Globe and Mail. CP. April 5, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2011.. ... stating that it will be competitive but not excessively low. ... "Harper to back Lower Churchill mega-project in bid for ...
"Bradley Wiggins finishes 21st on competitive rowing debut in London". bbc.co.uk. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.. ... A few days after the race it was announced that Wiggins would make his bid to break the hour record on 7 June at Lee Valley ... "Sir Bradley Wiggins set to ride Vuelta in bid for world time trial title". guardian.co.uk. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 24 ...
Federal Communications Commission released a public notice requesting comment on the Commissions use of competitive bidding to ... Competitive Bidding. A Proposed Rule by the Federal Communications Commission on 07/09/1997. ...
If competitive bidding is predicated on supplying equipment at the lowest possible price, something has to give, and that ... And competitive bidding doesnt take these subsequent costs into account.. If competitive bidding is predicated on supplying ... When Competitive Bidding Hurts Patients. DENNIS ROSEN. MAY 15, 2012. Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue ... On the face of it, competitive bidding sounds like a very good idea. If one supplier can provide power wheelchairs or oxygen ...
The Medicare Competitive Bidding Program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) was ... MEDICARE EXPANDING COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM TO SAVE BILLIONS. PROGRAM EXPANDED BY AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ... The bidder education program launched today is designed to guide suppliers through the competitive bidding process and will ... CMS today also launched a comprehensive education program to help guide suppliers through the competitive bidding process. ...
If competitive bidding is disrupting beneficiary access to needed SMBG supplies, then it may follow that one may see increased ... Impact of CMS Competitive Bidding Program on Medicare beneficiary safety and access to diabetes testing supplies: a ... Congress had previously ruled that competitive bidding should have provided at least 50% of the systems on the market, and in ... Competitive Bidding Program for mail-order diabetes testing supplies: product availability survey [article online], 2014. ...
... Physical therapists in 91 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) ... Under the competitive bidding program, DMEPOS suppliers compete to become Medicare contract suppliers. CMS awards contracts to ... under its competitive bidding program. As of July 1, these are the only suppliers from which Medicare beneficiaries in these ...
While engaging in a competitive bidding process may seem like a smart way to handle the problem of governmental waste and ... Profit-Driven Prosecution and the Competitive Bidding Process. 107 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 161 (2017) ... Romero, Maybell, Profit-Driven Prosecution and the Competitive Bidding Process (August 8, 2016). 107 Journal of Criminal Law ... political subdivisions throughout the country frequently hire prosecutors on a part-time basis through a competitive bidding ...
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CMS announced the second phase of Medicare competitive bidding for durable medical equipment (“DME”), prosthetics, ... PHASE ONE OF BIDDING. CMS conducted the first round of DMEPOS competitive bidding last summer, and the deadline for bidding was ... This expanded bidding program builds on the first phase of competitive bidding affecting 10 geographic regions and 10 product ... For each competitive acquisition area, the Secretary must solicit bids by suppliers to supply certain covered items. Only ...
Heres a list of some posts on competitive bidding, a.k.a ... How competitive bidding is and is not like current Medicare. * ... The worlds simplest explanation of competitive bidding. *The worlds most complex competitive bidding-related idea (not really ... Competitive bidding for Medicare-covered durable medical equipment. *Why traditional Medicare might thrive in a competitive ... Heres a list of some posts on competitive bidding, a.k.a. "competitive pricing". There are others. ...
... the average or typical bid may not be. By the nature of competitive bidding, we are cherry picking the cheapest plan. But ... Thats how competitive bidding saves money. But, at the same time, it permits access to at least one plan with no additional ... It includes data relevant to and simulated results for competitive bidding as if it existed in 2005. I made two of the three ... Lastly, the plan payments under the ACAs exchanges would be and in Medicare Part D are based on competitive bidding schemes. ...
The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Programs bid evaluation process ensures that there will be a sufficient number of suppliers, ... Competitive bidding contracts and pricing have been in place in Round 1 areas since January 1, 2011, with the current Round 1 ... Under the MMA, the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program was to be phased in so that competition under the program would first ... Prior to the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, Medicare paid for these DMEPOS items using a fee schedule that is generally ...
CMS Threatens Mandatory Competitive Bidding for State Mental Health Services * Need a wheelchair? New Medicare rules mean fewer ... Controversial Medicare Bid Program Takes Next Step * CMS: Temporary Moratoria on Enrollment of Ambulances Suppliers and ... Comments on its Information Collection Request to Collect Information Regarding the Effectiveness of the Competitive Bidding ...
A new survey from the American Association of Diabetes Educators found that Medicares Competitive Bidding Program ... Medicares competitive bidding program reduces access to diabetes testing supplies, survey finds. *Download PDF Copy ... AADE applauds the recent announcement by CMS to delay Round 2019 of the Competitive Bidding Program in hopes that the process ... Evidence continues to show that the competitive bidding process is failing people with diabetes and putting them at unnecessary ...
Based on the reports of early trials awarding bids for medical equipment in the Medicare Competitive Bidding plan, there ... Based on the reports of early trials awarding bids for medical equipment in the Medicare Competitive Bidding plan, there ... The major concern is in the long term effect when competitive bidding has been expanded to all areas. Questions abound: Will ... Despite the concerns, Medicare proponents intend to rollout the competitive bidding process with a projected savings of $42 ...
... "competitive bidding" system is not competitive, it is a convoluted and opaque form of price fixing. ... CMS Threatens Mandatory Competitive Bidding for State Mental Health Services * Need a wheelchair? New Medicare rules mean fewer ... "Its easy to bid and give a low bid and say youre going to do something and not do it," said Rinker. "I think its going to be ... Medicares Competitive Bidding Program Fails to Offer Diabetes Supplies as Promised No comments ...
Proponents of the bidding system have conveyed misleading information that exaggerates the benefits and ignores severe ... have warned Congress that this bidding system will fail.. The experts, who do not otherwise oppose competitive bidding to set ... Medicares Competitive Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment and Services - Proponents of the bidding system have conveyed ... 2011-08-21). Medicares Competitive Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment and Services. Retrieved 2018-02-20, from https ...
Proof-of-concept data for Idenixs lead hepatitis C nucleotide helped drive a competitive bidding process that included AbbVie ... Analysis: Idenix bidding was competitive, driving up the deal value for an eager Merck ... That helped drive a competitive bidding process that included AbbVie ($ABBV) and Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) and resulted in the $ ...
... necessitated by the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and others are designed to enhance the Commissions competitive bidding ... This document adopts several modifications to the Federal Communications Commissions competitive bidding rules. Some of the ... Updating Competitive Bidding Rules and Procedures A. Tribal Land Bidding Credits in Non-CSEA Auctions 17. The Commission sought ... when the defaulted bid is subject to a bidding credit and the subsequent applicable bid equals or exceeds the defaulted bid, ...
... for the Round 1 rebid of national competitive bidding, it stated in a Federal Register filing last week. The agency believes ... recommended that CMS reduce reimbursement for pumps and include the category in Round 2 of national competitive bidding (NCB). ... CMS will also modify the format of some of the documents to "make them more reader-friendly and help ease the burden of bid ... WASHINGTON - CMS will publish "a slightly modified version" of the request for bid (RFB) ...
The survey also seeks to find differences in services for respondents in the Competitive Bidding Program Phase 1 areas compared ... Competitive Bidding Program Survey Results. Posted on May 9, 2013 , Leave a comment ... Of the 87 respondents to the survey, only six come from a Competitive Bidding Program Phase 1 area. These respondents mainly ... The survey also seeks to find differences in services for respondents in the Competitive Bidding Program Phase 1 areas compared ...
"If utilization is high enough for beds to be included in competitive bidding, it makes sense that support surfaces would be, ... "In reality, its a clinical service, just like oxygen, (which has been included in Round 1 and 2 of competitive bidding)," said ... In the past, some stakeholders have argued that this complex therapy shouldnt be included in competitive bidding. But that ... BALTIMORE - Two product categories added to Round 2 of competitive bidding represent opposite ends of the wound care spectrum-- ...
3 Competitive bidding and the committee system. As noted, a municipality must make use of competitive bidding for contracts ... The rationale behind competitive bidding would, furthermore, be defeated if after a public call for bids, a municipality is ... Key words: Bid committees; Competitive bidding; Contracts; Government; Local government; Municipal manager; Municipalities; ... A competitive bidding process generally consists of different stages, for example, compiling bid specifications, advertising ...
Lawmakers want to award funding for anti-abortion program without competitive bidding. By Edgar Walters, Texas Tribune Thursday ... www.texastribune.org/2019/07/23/texas-anti-abortion-contract-may-be-awarded-without-competitive-bid/ by The Texas Tribune, a ... state law generally requires procurement through a competitive bidding, and HHSCs own policy mirrors this requirement," Davis ... in writing a separate letter to the Health and Human Services Commission on Monday urging it to follow a competitive bidding ...
... competitive bidding program on beneficiaries, suppliers, and the Medicare program. GAO reports ... Under competitive bidding, DME suppliers submit bids to the CMS that include the price at which they are willing to sell a ... The competitive bidding Round 1 rebid started in 2011 in nine geographic areas. Congress halted the initial Round 1 ... The COPD Foundation has contended for some time that CMS should exempt oxygen from the DME competitive bidding program. From ...
... using 5-FAM-Bid-BH3 peptide preincubated for 30 mins before 5-FAM-Bid-BH3 peptide addition and measured 20 mins after 5-FAM-Bid ... Competitive binding affinity to Mcl-1 (unknown origin) ...
... April 2, 2014 , Permalink ... Because lets put it this way: if competitive bidding lowers reimbursement rates too greatly, we are never going to get to an ... Lucky for us, CMS is currently encouraging public comment on future rounds of the competitive bidding program, including for ...
... has been actively monitoring the competitive bidding program since it was first implemented in nine competitive bidding areas ( ... CMS currently actively monitors Round 2 CBAs and national mail-order program CBAs where competitive bidding was implemented on ... Importantly, mortality and morbidity rates commonly display seasonal trends unrelated to the competitive bidding program (e.g. ... Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program Health Status Monitoring ...
The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Programs bid evaluation process ensures that there will be a sufficient number of suppliers to ... Under the Competitive Bidding Program, DMEPOS suppliers compete to become Medicare contract suppliers by submitting bids to ... Suppliers that are not contract suppliers for this round of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program may bid in future rounds, ... on-the-ground presence in each competitive bidding area through the CMS regional offices, local liaisons, and a Competitive ...
Help stop competitive bidding.. Competitive bidding, as it is structured now, has the potential to affect users of home ... competitive bidding for people who use bilevel devices and their home health care suppliers, go to AAHomecares Competitive ... What is competitive bidding? CMS holds a competition among homecare providers of certain durable medical equipment in areas ... Companies must bid low to win the bid, and according to the rules, all companies must accept that payment. The home care sector ...
Competitive Bidding Puts Diabetes Patients at Risk. Commentary by Dr Richard Kahn. Discussion in Parents of Children with Type ...
  • Competitive bidding contracts and pricing have been in place in Round 1 areas since January 1, 2011, with the current Round 1 Recompete contracts and prices being in place since January 1, 2014. (cms.gov)
  • For Round 1 2017, CMS has executed 182 DMEPOS competitive bidding program contracts (92 percent of contracts offered). (cms.gov)
  • When NPWT was bid in the original Round 1, numerous contracts were awarded to providers who had no experience providing the therapy and no idea of its costs. (hmenews.com)
  • When a municipality contracts for goods or services, it must make use of competitive bidding / a public call for tenders for contracts over R200 000 as well as for long term contracts. (scielo.org.za)
  • CMS collects these bids and offers contracts to the lowest bidders with sufficient capacity to service the market. (copdfoundation.org)
  • Bids and contracts are awarded to the Medicare suppliers who offer the best price and meet applicable quality and financial standards. (ventusers.org)
  • Insulin pumps are currently included in nine so-called competitive bidding areas across the country, in which Medicare patients are required to obtain their insulin pumps from suppliers who are awarded contracts through the competitive bidding program. (diabetesadvocates.org)
  • Sealed bids are a form of awarding contracts that uses competitive bids and public opening of the sealed bids which leads to the final award of the contract. (studymode.com)
  • Sealed bidding and competitive proposals are both approved methods for awarding contracts according to federal regulation. (studymode.com)
  • A State Transportation Agency's (STA's) procedures for soliciting and awarding construction contracts are an important part of the competitive bidding process. (dot.gov)
  • The approach advocated by the premiers of bulk purchasing through competitive bidding is simple - award volume-based contracts for the supply of a particular generic ingredient in return for better prices. (cmaj.ca)
  • In the awarding or letting of public contracts, the public body invites bids or makes 'requests for proposals' so that it can award the contract to the bidder who qualifies under the terms of the governing statute. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Three years after results from a study in Diabetes Care revealed how flaws in CMS' Competitive Bidding Program endangered Medicare patients who rely on supplies to test their blood glucose, the federal government has allowed contracts to expire for the dwindling number of suppliers, raising fears that the program for seniors with diabetes has reached the point of collapse. (ajmc.com)
  • [5] This supplier level competitive bidding program required DMEPOS suppliers to compete to become Medicare contract suppliers by submitting bids to furnish certain items in competitive bidding areas (CBAs) and required CMS to award contracts to enough suppliers to meet beneficiary demand for the items subject to the bidding process. (medicareadvocacy.org)
  • CMS is required by law to have a new competition for contracts for the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program at least once every three years. (medicareadvocacy.org)
  • Publicly noticed, competitive bidding contracts excepted. (ncsl.org)
  • List of contracts and offers to contract with the state or an instrumentality of the state held, bid or offered by the legislator, a reportable member of her family or a corporation in which any of the above hold a controlling interest. (ncsl.org)
  • The Medicare Competitive Bidding Program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) was expanded by the Affordable Care Act and is estimated to save Medicare, seniors, and taxpayers more than $28 billion over 10 years. (cms.gov)
  • Under the program, DMEPOS suppliers compete to become Medicare contract suppliers by submitting bids to provide certain items in competitive bidding areas (CBAs). (cms.gov)
  • Physical therapists in 91 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) need to know which suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) have been selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under its competitive bidding program. (apta.org)
  • Under the competitive bidding program, DMEPOS suppliers compete to become Medicare contract suppliers. (apta.org)
  • Suppliers in the new bidding regions and other affected entities (including DMEPOS manufacturers, nursing homes, physicians) should take this opportunity to prepare for the bidding process to be conducted later this year, as discussed below. (lexology.com)
  • The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 ("MMA") requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement competitive acquisition programs for DMEPOS beginning in 2007. (lexology.com)
  • CMS conducted the first round of DMEPOS competitive bidding last summer, and the deadline for bidding was September 25, 2007. (lexology.com)
  • Prior to the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, Medicare paid for these DMEPOS items using a fee schedule that is generally based on historic supplier charges from the 1980s. (cms.gov)
  • Since implementation of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program on January 1, 2011, CMS has saved approximately $220 million per year in the nine Round 1 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) due to competitive bidding and other CMS fraud, waste, and abuse initiatives. (cms.gov)
  • The Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program was established by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 ("Medicare Modernization Act" or "MMA") after the conclusion of successful demonstration projects. (cms.gov)
  • Under the MMA, the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program was to be phased in so that competition under the program would first occur in 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in 2007. (cms.gov)
  • The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) expanded the number of Round 2 MSAs from 70 to 91 and specified that all areas of the country be subject to either DMEPOS competitive bidding or payment rate adjustments using competitively bid rates by 2016. (cms.gov)
  • The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program's bid evaluation process ensures that there will be a sufficient number of suppliers, including small suppliers, to meet the needs of the beneficiaries living in the CBAs. (cms.gov)
  • CMS has just released the single payment amounts for the Round 2 Recompete of the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program and the national mail-order competition for diabetes supplies. (lexology.com)
  • No negative changes in beneficiary health outcomes resulting from the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program have been observed to date. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • Medicare's durable medical equipment, prosthetic, orthotic and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program has affected thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who use medical equipment and supplies in their home. (mames.com)
  • Modifier J4-DMEPOS Item Subject to DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program that is Furnished by a Hospital Upon Discharge. (codingahead.com)
  • Modifier KG- DMEPOS Item Subject to DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Number 1. (codingahead.com)
  • Modifier KV-DMEPOS Item Subject to DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program that is Furnished as Part of a Professional Service. (codingahead.com)
  • Modifier KE-DMEPOS Item Subject to DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program for use with Non-Competitive Bid Base Equipment. (codingahead.com)
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun the second phase of an expansion of a competitive bidding program aimed at lowering costs for quality durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). (aapc.com)
  • Medicare's Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program is once again under attack. (medicareadvocacy.org)
  • While the current DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program is far from perfect, it should be given a chance to prove its worth as a cost containment approach. (medicareadvocacy.org)
  • Currently, there is a broad Congressional effort to delay or curtail the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program. (medicareadvocacy.org)
  • The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program has the potential to reduce fraud and save Medicare millions of dollars. (medicareadvocacy.org)
  • DMEPOS competitive bidding is seen as a tool for combating fraud. (medicareadvocacy.org)
  • Section 302 of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) established requirements for Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program for certain DMEPOS. (medicareadvocacy.org)
  • As CMS continues to roll out its DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program to cover more areas of the country and subject more DMEPOS categories to competitive bidding, implementation and access problems must be addressed. (medicareadvocacy.org)
  • CHA has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS ) in response to its request for comments on developing a stakeholder survey to strengthen the monitoring, outreach, and enforcement functions of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. (calhospital.org)
  • CMS is seeking input from stakeholders on how it should use data from the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program to adjust (cut) Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule. (jdsupra.com)
  • One week after unveiling the next round of Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a "temporary. (jdsupra.com)
  • GAO Assesses Impact of Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program on Beneficiary Access, OIG Documents Market Share for Diabetes. (jdsupra.com)
  • CMS has announced 2017 Medicare fee schedule rates for durable medical equipment (DME) prosthetic orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) furnished in non-competitive bidding areas. (jdsupra.com)
  • CMS today also launched a comprehensive education program to help guide suppliers through the competitive bidding process. (cms.gov)
  • The bidder education program launched today is designed to guide suppliers through the competitive bidding process and will feature numerous enhancements such as improved Request for Bids instructions, updated fact sheets, and a series of webcasts that suppliers will be able to view at their convenience. (cms.gov)
  • We have considered feedback from many stakeholders to implement process improvements to make the competitive bidding program even stronger," said Jonathan Blum, deputy CMS administrator and director of the Center for Medicare. (cms.gov)
  • In addition to the enhancements we've made to our bidder education program, we will be strengthening our rigorous bid evaluation process by increasing our scrutiny of bids. (cms.gov)
  • 3 ) in Diabetes Care , implementation of the Competitive Bidding Program in nine Medicare "test" markets appeared to cause significant disruption among Medicare beneficiaries in acquiring the necessary supplies for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) ( 3 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Prior to 2011 implementation, one company had the dominant market share of mail order but did not win the bid when the program was implemented. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • This supplier disruption is scheduled to occur every 3 years with the Competitive Bidding Program. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Congress had previously ruled that competitive bidding should have provided at least 50% of the systems on the market, and in this case, one can argue that the program failed to meet that objective ( 5 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • This expanded bidding program builds on the first phase of competitive bidding affecting 10 geographic regions and 10 product categories, which goes into effect July 1, 2008. (lexology.com)
  • A new survey from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) found that Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) significantly reduced beneficiary choice and access to commonly used diabetes testing supplies. (news-medical.net)
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established the competitive bidding program for mail-order suppliers of diabetes testing equipment in January 2011. (news-medical.net)
  • AADE applauds the recent announcement by CMS to delay Round 2019 of the Competitive Bidding Program in hopes that the process can be overhauled to reflect evidence based data and best practices. (news-medical.net)
  • Dr. Peter Cramton, a vocal critic of the current competitive bidding program, predicted providers would cherry pick and switch patients to different brands to try and squeeze out a profit. (thecre.com)
  • According to the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), the competitive bidding program for diabetes testing supplies is not working as it should. (thecre.com)
  • Proponents of the bidding system have conveyed misleading information that exaggerates the benefits and ignores severe shortcomings of the program. (disabled-world.com)
  • As Medicare expands a controversial "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment and services, economists, consumer groups, and members of Congress have gone on record to oppose that program citing reduced patient access to care, flaws in the program design, and impact on local jobs. (disabled-world.com)
  • Because of this bidding program, beneficiaries will spend more time in expensive institutions, rather than in the far more cost-effective setting for care - their own homes. (disabled-world.com)
  • There is a lack of transparency in the bid program that is "unacceptable in a government auction and is in sharp contrast to well-run government auctions. (disabled-world.com)
  • The bidding program will make healthcare more cost-effective. (disabled-world.com)
  • A bill to expand the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, or MIPPA, has been re-introduced as part of a bi-partisan effort led by U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin to expand the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Competitive Bidding Program. (27east.com)
  • As a result of their exclusion from the bidding program, such devices and accessories were subject to high prices and limited access for adults and children in need of customized power wheelchairs. (27east.com)
  • Some of the changes are necessitated by the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and others are designed to enhance the Commission's competitive bidding program. (federalregister.gov)
  • The survey also seeks to find differences in services for respondents in the Competitive Bidding Program Phase 1 areas compared to respondents in non-Phase 1 areas. (itemcoalition.org)
  • Of the 87 respondents to the survey, only six come from a Competitive Bidding Program Phase 1 area. (itemcoalition.org)
  • Additionally, despite repeated attempts by CMS to informing users in the Phase 1 areas, four of the six Phase 1 area respondents had not heard of the Competitive Bidding Program. (itemcoalition.org)
  • John McNamara, executive director of the Texas Pregnancy Care Network, said in an email that a bidding requirement from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission "hampers the growth, reach and outcomes of the Program. (heralddemocrat.com)
  • This month the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the results of Round 1 of the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) competitive bidding program on beneficiaries, suppliers, and the Medicare program. (copdfoundation.org)
  • However, GAO further reports that the Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) did not appear to have adversely affected beneficiary access to CBP-covered items which includes supplemental oxygen. (copdfoundation.org)
  • The COPD Foundation has contended for some time that CMS should exempt oxygen from the DME competitive bidding program. (copdfoundation.org)
  • From the beginning, the Competitive Bidding program has caused market place changes that have brought hardship to the patient community. (copdfoundation.org)
  • Lucky for us, CMS is currently encouraging public comment on future rounds of the competitive bidding program, including for insulin pumps. (diabetesnews.com)
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been actively monitoring the competitive bidding program since it was first implemented in nine competitive bidding areas (CBAs) on January 1, 2011. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • CMS currently actively monitors Round 2 CBAs and national mail-order program CBAs where competitive bidding was implemented on July 1, 2013, as well as all Round 1 Recompete CBAs where the program was implemented following the end of Round 1 Rebid on December 31, 2013. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • We also monitor beneficiaries who no longer have claims for a competitively bid item after the program began, beneficiaries who may at some point need the item, and beneficiaries who currently have claims for competitively bid items. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • Importantly, mortality and morbidity rates commonly display seasonal trends unrelated to the competitive bidding program (e.g. winter months of each year typically have elevated rates of mortality and morbidity). (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • As background, this movement was prompted by Medicares program of competitive bidding for meter and strip manufacturers, increasing the odds that products would be chosen by price, not quality. (diabetesadvocates.org)
  • A survey conducted by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) finds that suppliers participating in Medicares Competitive Bidding program are failing to provide access to insulin pumps and related supplies. (diabetesadvocates.org)
  • As mandated by Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is in the process of implementing a competitive bidding program, with the goal of increasing efficiencies in the delivery of certain durable medical equipment and diabetes testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries. (diabetesadvocates.org)
  • C) In order to diversify and expand the Nation's onshore leasing program to ensure the best return to the Federal taxpayer, reduce fraud, and secure the leasing process, the Secretary may conduct onshore lease sales through Internet-based bidding methods. (house.gov)
  • The paper then illustrates these issues in practice by outlining one possible competitive bidding system for purchases and rentals of durable medical equipment under the Medicare program. (dukeupress.edu)
  • February 8, 2018 marked a big win for people in the diabetes community when Congress made changes to the Competitive Bidding Program (CPB) that included strengthening the 50 percent and anti-switching rules. (diabeteseducator.org)
  • AADE continues to press CMS to take action on the Competitive Bidding Program (CBP). (diabeteseducator.org)
  • And if it's considered mail order, it has to go through the competitive bidding program," he said. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program for diabetes supplies disrupted beneficiaries' ability to access diabetes testing equipment, leading to an increase in mortality, hospitalization rates and inpatient costs, according to a recent analysis by the National Minority Quality Forum. (blogspot.com)
  • The number of Medicare beneficiaries who received durable medical equipment (DME) items generally fell after Round 2 of competitive bidding program (CBP) and the national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies were. (jdsupra.com)
  • The National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care has registered strong support for lawmakers who say the government should put the brakes on a Medicare competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies. (mcknights.com)
  • WASHINGTON - Even if industry leaders manage to derail President Bush's call to roll out a national competitive bidding program for Medicare this year, don't think you've seen the last it. (hmenews.com)
  • Medicare Bidding Program for Charlotte, N.C. is Plagued by Errors, Says American Association fo. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Bidding Program Will Put Durable Medical Equipment Providers Out o. (bio-medicine.org)
  • ARLINGTON, Va., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Medicare bidding program for durable medical equipment (DME) scheduled to be implemented in the Charlotte, Gastonia, and Concord areas of North Carolina on July 1, 2008, will put many DME providers out of business and could disrupt services for many of the 174,319 seniors and people with disabilities in the area who are eligible for Medicare. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The congressionally mandated competitive bidding program was designed to reduce the number of homecare providers and reduce reimbursement rates for oxygen therapy, hospital beds, wheelchairs, and other types of home-based equipment and care in Medicare. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The American Association for Homecare is pursuing regulatory, legislative, and legal remedies to allow for review of the cases of those DME providers that have been disqualified and is calling for the suspension of the first round of the bidding program until questions about patient access and harm to DME providers can be fully assessed. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the Round 1 2017 contract suppliers for Medicare's Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. (cms.gov)
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the new single payment amounts and began sending contract offers to successful bidders for Medicare's Round 2 Recompete and the national mail-order recompete Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • Independent pharmacies with a significant business in diabetes supplies will be facing their next big challenge to that business in January 2013 when competitive bidding of durable medical equipment goes into effect for mail order, Chris Smith, director of policy and regulatory affairs for the National Association of Community Pharmacists, told Drug Store News . (drugstorenews.com)
  • In 2012, CMS issued its report, stating that it had found "no disruption in access to needed supplies for Medicare beneficiaries" and that "there have been no negative health consequences to beneficiaries as a result of competitive bidding" ( 2 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • CHICAGO - Beneficiaries in Round 1 competitive bid areas have limited access to the most widely used diabetes testing supplies, says the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). (thecre.com)
  • Utilizers"-Original Medicare beneficiaries in the CBA who have a claim for one of the competitively bid products. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • Access Groups"- Original Medicare beneficiaries who are likely to use one of the competitively bid products on the basis of related health conditions. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • The statute requires that CMS adjust the amount paid for items in all other geographic areas using the competitively bid prices starting in 2016. (copdfoundation.org)
  • In addition, Medicare rolled out the competitive bidding pricing to rural America January 1, 2016. (mames.com)
  • The competitive bidding process for retail pharmacy, through which a pharmacy would either have to competitively bid or be bound by the lowest competitive bid, doesn't go into effect until 2016, however. (drugstorenews.com)
  • The Secretary is directed to establish competitive bidding areas ("CBAs"), which may differ for different items and services. (lexology.com)
  • The contract will be awarded via international competitive bidding. (pv-tech.org)
  • As yet, however, there has been little analysis of the committee system for competitive bids created in legislation for the procurement of goods and services by government. (scielo.org.za)
  • Despite any subsequent pressure HHSC may have received to the contrary, state law generally requires procurement through a competitive bidding, and HHSC's own policy mirrors this requirement," Davis and Howard wrote. (heralddemocrat.com)
  • Bid average methods in procurement , Munich Personal RePEc Archive. (springer.com)
  • Competitive bidding shall be employed in all procurement undertaken by the IP. (unhcr.org)
  • Procurement Services is available to assist in processing these bids if departments do not have the time or qualified staff. (ualr.edu)
  • The first chart, immediately below, shows actual 2005 Medicare Advantage (MA) bids (for provision of the standard Medicare benefit) as a percent of FFS (traditional) Medicare costs. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • Outlines a proposed plan to cut healthcare spending through a competitive bidding system for Medicare Advantage plans that pays insurers the average of their submitted bids. (issuelab.org)
  • Cities, towns, and other small political subdivisions throughout the country frequently hire prosecutors on a part-time basis through a competitive bidding process, releasing requests for proposals (RFPs) in an effort to procure bids. (ssrn.com)
  • Not later than the 60th day before the date a school district's current depository contract expires, the district shall choose whether to select a depository through competitive bidding or through requests for proposals. (tasb.org)
  • CMS is currently evaluating bids received as part of the Round 1 2017 competition, which is scheduled to be implemented on January 1, 2017. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • To provide context for overall access to diabetes supplies, we similarly display rates for non-mail-order diabetes supplies, although they are currently not a competitively bid product category. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • To provide bidders with an opportunity to bid competitively on the same work, the appropriate public authorities must adopt plans and specifications that definitely set the extent and type of the work to be done and the materials to be furnished. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • RFPs are designed to achieve special partnerships or contractual relationships between buying parties and supplying agencies by spreading mutual benefits and the value addition of competitive advantage. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor has a variety of related educational materials for suppliers on its website . (lexology.com)
  • When an IFB is released on a government website, FedBizOpps, any contractor who wishes to submit a bid is allowed. (studymode.com)
  • The final cost of the project will be fixed based on the bid amount of the contractor. (springer.com)
  • As previously reported , the Round 2 Recompete will cover 90 metropolitan statistical areas/117 competitive bidding areas, while the national mail-order recompete for mail-order diabetic testing supplies includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. (lexology.com)
  • A total of 29 different suppliers were contacted in the fall of 2014across the nine Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs_ included in the competitive biddings areas). (diabetesadvocates.org)
  • CMS press releases and fact sheets released this month (July) state that Medicare will pay for the 9 product categories* included in the first round of bids an average of 32 percent less than Medicare's previous payment amounts. (ventusers.org)
  • Under competitive bidding, DME suppliers submit bids to the CMS that include the price at which they are willing to sell a specific item and the percentage of the geographic area's market they would serve at that price. (copdfoundation.org)
  • Plans submit bids based on estimated costs per enrollee for services covered under Medicare Parts A and B. The bids then are compared to benchmark amounts that are set by a formula established in statute and vary by county (or region in the case of regional PPOs), based in part on traditional Medicare costs in the area. (kff.org)
  • AADE supports the goal of competitive bidding insofar as it may reduce patient out of pocket costs for products that help patients control their diabetes and improve their health. (diabetesadvocates.org)
  • These findings also raise concerns with the prospect of expansion of competitive bidding for insulin pumps and supplies to areas outside of the original 9 Competitive Bidding Areas, Specker said. (diabetesadvocates.org)
  • Electronic data processing and telecommunications systems - Municipalities - Acquisition method - Competitive negotiation - Findings, intent. (wa.gov)
  • Medicare overpays for home medical equipment and services, and the bidding system improves the method for setting reimbursement rates for that equipment and service. (disabled-world.com)
  • Proponents of the bidding system use out-of-date reimbursement rates and false comparisons of retail costs versus Medicare costs to argue their case. (disabled-world.com)
  • Because let's put it this way: if competitive bidding lowers reimbursement rates too greatly, we are never going to get to an artificial pancreas. (diabetesnews.com)
  • Two ways in which contracting officials do this is by using sealed bids and competitive proposals. (studymode.com)
  • SEALED BIDS VS . COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS Tiffany Tanner Strayer University BUS 315: Cost And Price Analysis Professor Latimore OCTOBER 24, 2012 Abstract This paper will explore how Sealed Bidding and Competitive proposals compare against each other. (studymode.com)
  • FAR parts 14 and 15 explains in full detail Sealed Bidding and Competitive Proposals . (studymode.com)
  • Sealed Bidding VS . Competitive Proposals The federal acquisition process begins when an agency determine that a requirement is needed and requires that requirement to become procured. (studymode.com)
  • Two standard methods are known as sealed bidding and competitive proposals . (studymode.com)
  • Under the 23 CFR 635.112(f), the STAs are required to include provisions in the bidding proposals that require all bidders to include a non-collusion statement with their bids. (dot.gov)
  • The tying bids or proposals are otherwise equal in the judgment and discretion of the board. (tasb.org)
  • Award a contract to each of the banks submitting the tying bids or proposals. (tasb.org)
  • A board has the right to reject any and all bids or proposals. (tasb.org)
  • Sealed bidding, also known as Invitation for Bids (IFB), is used when the government believes an "award can be made to the lowest price offeror who is responsive and responsible and the government's requirement is reasonably well defined in the form of drawings and specifications" (Murphy, 2009, p. 17). (studymode.com)
  • When Imperial has a need for a supply requirement that cannot be fulfilled by an existing preferred supply agreement we will either invite competitive quotations or tenders from suppliers. (imperial.ac.uk)
  • The bidding method adopted will depend very much on the value of the requirement. (imperial.ac.uk)
  • WASHINGTON - CMS will publish "a slightly modified version" of the request for bid (RFB) for the Round 1 rebid of national competitive bidding, it stated in a Federal Register filing last week. (hmenews.com)
  • The competitive bidding Round 1 rebid started in 2011 in nine geographic areas. (copdfoundation.org)
  • The new, lower payment amounts resulting from the competition replace the fee schedule amounts for the bid items in these areas. (cms.gov)
  • In this second round, competitive bidding will be implemented in 70 areas, including the nation's largest cities. (lexology.com)
  • There remain areas that are abused and exploited and need reform but the problem is our lawmakers tend to throw the baby out with the bath water, Instead of targeting insane advertising campaigns by cherry picking dealers, pushing everything from diabetic supplies, catheters, impotence devices and motorized wheelchairs, they go after grandma's local and often rural full service medical equipment supplier with over regulation and unfair competitive bidding advantages. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • The major concern is in the long term effect when competitive bidding has been expanded to all areas. (mountainside-medical.com)
  • Modifier KT-Beneficiary Resides in a Competitive Bidding Area and Travels Outside that Competitive Bidding Area and Receives a Competitive Bid Item. (codingahead.com)
  • 6 Next, the use of competitive bidding, also generally known as a public call for tenders, and the committee system will be discussed. (scielo.org.za)
  • In a 2014 follow-up survey, the American Association of Diabetes Educators reported that the competitive bidding continues to limit access to popular brands of diabetes testing supplies and that the limited availability of products from suppliers is compounded by inaccurate information from Medicare and the suppliers themselves. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Successful bidders will be paid based on the median of the winning suppliers' bids for each of the selected items in the region, rather than the Medicare fee schedule or supplier bid amount. (lexology.com)
  • For each competitive acquisition area, the Secretary must solicit bids by suppliers to supply certain covered items. (lexology.com)
  • In order to be awarded a contract, bidding entities must meet new quality standards for suppliers, along with financial standards specified by the Secretary. (lexology.com)
  • Pricing rules encourage "low-ball bids" that will not allow for a sustainable process or a healthy pool of equipment suppliers. (disabled-world.com)
  • The winning suppliers must agree to accept assignment on all claims for bid items and will be paid the bid price amount- the median of all winning bids for an item. (ventusers.org)
  • Thereafter it is anticipated that the majority of our requirements will be advertised on the Web for suppliers to view and express an interest in bidding. (imperial.ac.uk)
  • Throughout the entire competitive bidding process, business at Imperial will be conducted in a fair, ethical and professional manner to ensure that suppliers have an opportunity to bid. (imperial.ac.uk)
  • The tender period for suppliers to prepare their bid shall be no less than two weeks. (imperial.ac.uk)
  • this is done by selecting potential suppliers through competitive bidding. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Competitive acquisition will be phased in geographically, applying to 10 of the largest MSAs in 2007, a total of 80 MSAs in 2009, and additional MSAs thereafter. (lexology.com)
  • A competitive bidding process generally consists of different stages, for example, compiling bid specifications, advertising the bid, the receipt and evaluation of bids, and the award and implementation of the contract. (scielo.org.za)
  • In order to award a contract through sealed bids, a few things must occur. (studymode.com)
  • Guidelines on Contract Procedures with Emphasis on Bid Reviews and Evaluation', dated December 17, 1982. (dot.gov)
  • Competitive bidding - Written protests - Notice of contract execution. (wa.gov)
  • Purchase contract process - Other than formal sealed bidding. (wa.gov)
  • 1) "Award" means the formal decision by the state or municipality notifying a responsible bidder with the lowest responsive bid of the state's or municipality's acceptance of the bid and intent to enter into a contract with the bidder. (wa.gov)
  • If a district chooses to use competitive bidding, the district shall, not later than the 30th day before the date the current depository contract expires, mail to each bank in the district and, if desired, to other banks, a notice stating the time and place in which bid applications will be received for selecting a depository or depositories. (tasb.org)
  • The submission of a bid in response to an invitation is considered an offer, and although it may not be freely withdrawn prior to acceptance, it does not become a contract unless and until such time as it is accepted by the proper public authority. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • For major government expenditures, such as construction of public buildings and highways, government bodies require competitive bidding, which is a well-defined public process of letting a contract. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The widest possible base of potential vendors suitable for a specific contract should be invited to bid. (unhcr.org)
  • In late March, DME providers in North Carolina received letters from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) explaining whether they had been offered a contract, been disqualified from bidding, or bid outside of the bidding range for a product. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Our results show that experience significantly lowers the level of bids suggesting that bidders change their bidding behavior throughout time. (repec.org)
  • We further test several possible explanations for the observed learning behavior and show that the change in bidding strategy is a result of a change in within-auction behavior that is generated with experience. (repec.org)
  • Bidding behavior and experience in internet auctions ," European Economic Review , Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 14-27. (repec.org)
  • Consumer Groups, Economists, Members of Congress Oppose Badly Designed Bid System. (disabled-world.com)
  • Moreover, 167 experts, including two Nobel laureates and numerous economics professors from leading universities, have warned Congress that this bidding system will fail. (disabled-world.com)
  • The bidding system affects providers and users of home medical equipment and services such as oxygen therapy, respiratory devices, hospital beds, wheelchairs, and other medically required equipment and supplies needed by seniors and people with disabilities in the Medicare system. (disabled-world.com)
  • The supplier bidding period for Round 2 Recompete and the national mail-order recompete for diabetes testing supplies concluded on March 26, 2015. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • NCPA is continuing to make a legislative push in 2012 to exclude diabetes-testing supplies from the DME competitive bidding process, even though in an election year, bipartisan politicking will weigh heavily on the success of any bill. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Editor's Note: The following discusses the potential of competition to lower costs but does not explain that CMS's existing implementation of competitive bidding is anythng but competitive. (thecre.com)
  • These States do not specify the type of work or limit the size of project a firm may bid upon because they feel prequalification may restrict competition unduly. (dot.gov)
  • The district may add to the uniform bid blank other terms that do not unfairly restrict competition between banks in or near the territory of the district. (tasb.org)
  • The notice must include the uniform bid blank form prescribed by State Board of Education ( SBOE ) rule. (tasb.org)
  • Today, CMS released the detailed schedule for Round 2 bidding. (cms.gov)
  • WASHINGTON - The complex rehab industry had another reason to celebrate this week when efforts to remove skin protection wheelchair cushions from Round 2 of competitive bidding finally paid off. (thecre.com)
  • The report, issued in March, recommended that CMS reduce reimbursement for pumps and include the category in Round 2 of national competitive bidding (NCB). (hmenews.com)
  • BALTIMORE - Two product categories added to Round 2 of competitive bidding represent opposite ends of the wound care spectrum--from prevention to chronic treatment. (hmenews.com)
  • CMS on Aug. 19 announced the product categories for Round 2 of competitive bidding, including support surfaces (Group 2 mattresses and overlays) and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). (hmenews.com)
  • NPWT was included in the original Round 1, but not the re-bid. (hmenews.com)
  • With hospital beds already included in competitive bidding, it's not surprising that support surfaces, which often are supplied along with beds to prevent bedsores, made the list for Round 2. (hmenews.com)
  • In reality, it's a clinical service, just like oxygen, (which has been included in Round 1 and 2 of competitive bidding)," said Carol Laumer, executive director of Rice Home Medical in Willmar, Minn. "I think it falls in that same clinical category. (hmenews.com)
  • With NPWT included in Round 2 and bidding expected to take place next year, stakeholders realize time is running out to get CMS's attention. (hmenews.com)
  • However, competitive bidding was only halted, not eliminated, and with the high cost projections for health care reform, it has been resurrected for Round 2. (ventusers.org)
  • Despite the concerns, Medicare proponents intend to rollout the competitive bidding process with a projected savings of $42 billion in the next ten years alone. (mountainside-medical.com)
  • The official solicitation bid document(s) posted by the agency, often including detailed specifications, requirements, forms and directions necessary for bid submission. (governmentbids.com)
  • First a solicitation for bids must be drafted. (studymode.com)
  • To ensure a competitive contracting environment, STAs should develop effective prequalification programs and other procedures to ensure fairness in the pre-bid solicitation process and post award review of construction bids. (dot.gov)
  • A bid that does not respond to the terms contained in the invitation to bid is not within statutory requirements but is considered to be a new proposition or a counterproposal. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Competitive bidding requirements - Exemptions. (wa.gov)
  • Possible competitive bidding process improvements discussed. (ebscohost.com)
  • Departments are given the delegation to solicit competitive quote bids up to $75,000 (including freight and excluding sales tax). (ualr.edu)
  • The specifications must not be drafted so as to restrict bidding to a single bidder unless it is clearly essential to the public interest to do so. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • LAST month, the Obama administration announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would make much greater use of competitive bidding to buy medical equipment for Medicare patients. (nytimes.com)
  • Competitive Bidding Puts Diabetes Patients at Risk. (childrenwithdiabetes.com)
  • So for the safety, comfort, and care of our patients, please consider ending Competitive Bidding for good. (blogspot.com)
  • CMS will also modify the format of some of the documents to "make them more reader-friendly and help ease the burden of bid submission. (hmenews.com)
  • When all bids are received from qualified firms, sealed bidding can make an award decision quite simple. (studymode.com)
  • In England at least, she was known for the "Landy Game Try" - not a convention, but an axiom - "First you bid game - then, you try to make it. (wikipedia.org)
  • The district must keep the selected bid or proposal form in the district and make it available to TEA upon request. (tasb.org)
  • Mortenson was one of three bidding companies to make the project's shortlist. (denverpost.com)
  • They should allow the independent provider who has met all state and federal requirements including accreditation, bonding and licensure the opportunity to work under the new system as a participating provider willing to accept the negotiated competitive bid rates and tell the insurance companies who are subsidized by tax dollars they must accept any willing Medicare provider into their networks. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • Those who are uncomfortable with competitive bidding should think carefully about how much they are willing to pay to retain the current system, which pays private plans far more than their costs. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • Editor's Note: The following article highlights an issue that CRE and other authorities have made repeatedly, CMS' "competitive bidding" system is not competitive, it is a convoluted and opaque form of price fixing. (thecre.com)
  • These concerns have been shared with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which designed the bidding system. (disabled-world.com)
  • Such committee system must, moreover, consist of at least a bid specification committee, a bid evaluation committee and a bid adjudication committee. (scielo.org.za)
  • In this article, the relevant legislative provisions on the committee system for competitive bids in local government are discussed. (scielo.org.za)
  • 1 One of the reasons for this is that it is only after organs of state, and in particular municipalities, have begun to implement the bid committee system in their day-to-day practices that it is clear that problems are arising. (scielo.org.za)
  • In recent months, the courts have increasingly been faced with issues revolving around the implementation of the bid committee system. (scielo.org.za)
  • This article is timely in that it will critically analyse the relevant legislative provisions in light of all the cases that have thus far involved the bid committee system at local government level. (scielo.org.za)
  • Even though legislation for national and provincial government provides for the use of the committee system for competitive bids, and in certain respects the relevant provisions correspond with those that apply to local government, there are significant differences. (scielo.org.za)
  • The committee system for competitive bids at national and provincial level will accordingly be examined elsewhere and this article will be confined to local government. (scielo.org.za)
  • Most of the cases that have thus far dealt with the bid committee system, moreover, do so from a local government perspective. (scielo.org.za)
  • As part of this, she developed an Acol-based bidding system called "Standard English", intended to be easy for beginners to learn, and wrote a number of books in the "Really Easy Bridge" series (see Bibliography). (wikipedia.org)
  • However, we are in the early stages of developing a system where requests for quotations will be managed electronically via the Web through a new Imperial electronic bidding system. (imperial.ac.uk)
  • The system permits parallel public, limited, and proprietary access to database information for the purpose of establishing and managing projects requiring multiple, and potentially competitive, resource providers. (google.com)
  • In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented competitive bidding for selected product categories in nine "test" markets. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • The Secretary also may phase in competitive acquisition programs first among the highest cost and highest volume items and services or those that have the largest savings potential. (lexology.com)
  • If the bill becomes law, manufacturers of motorized wheelchairs and their accessories would be required to submit a bid to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, whereby they would be evaluated on their financial standing, product quality and final retail price. (27east.com)
  • State Rep. Sarah Davis, a West University Place Republican and the lead budget writer on health and human services for the Texas House, joined Howard in writing a separate letter to the Health and Human Services Commission on Monday urging it to follow a competitive bidding process for Alternatives to Abortion, also known as A2A. (heralddemocrat.com)
  • This paper reviews the empirical literature on competitive bidding for health services under public programs and, in this context, discusses the major issues that must be confronted in designing bidding systems. (dukeupress.edu)
  • The item Medicare HMOs : setting payment rates through competitive bidding, United States General Accounting Office, Health, Education and Human Services Division represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Biddle Law Library - University of Pennsylvania Law School . (upenn.edu)
  • Focuses on the actions taken by some competitive local exchange carriers (CLEC) to gain access and provide buildings in the United States with various voice and data services. (ebscohost.com)
  • Evidence continues to show that the competitive bidding process is failing people with diabetes and putting them at unnecessary risk,' said Kellie Antinori-Lent, a diabetes clinical nurse specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (news-medical.net)
  • This study developed regression models to predict a future project's bid cost of unit price items, based on the quantities of items. (springer.com)
  • These models will assist in assessing the effect of quantity in accurately estimating the cost of the unit price items and reduce variances that result in large discrepancies between engineers' estimates and actual bid-award amounts. (springer.com)
  • UPDATED: Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for bids (RfB) for a 160MW hybrid solar and wind project combined with battery energy storage in the state of Andhra Pradesh. (pv-tech.org)
  • Suppression of competitive bidding on public works, penalty: RCW 9.18.120 through 9.18.150 . (wa.gov)
  • The construction of public buildings, highways, bridges, and other structures is governed by a well-defined contractual process of competitive bidding that seeks to protect the public against the squandering of public funds and prevent abuses such as fraud, favoritism, and extravagance. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • For significant expenditures of public funds, government bodies usually must use a bidding process. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Competitive bidding is a means of preventing political graft and corruption because the public nature of the process discourages favoritism and fraud. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The public entity itself must prepare these plans and specifications, and it must provide all prospective bidders with the same specifications from which to prepare their bids. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Once the plans and specifications are prepared, the public entity must publish a public notice of its intentions to receive bids. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • It also said Public Works Director Eulois Cleckley is "requesting a review of Mortenson's prequalification status for bidding on future projects. (denverpost.com)
  • We believe this is a significant breach of the public trust and a willful violation of a competitive bidding process," Mayor Michael Hancock said in the news release. (denverpost.com)
  • In the United States, the majority of public road projects are constructed using the Design-Bid-Build (DBB) method. (springer.com)
  • This study attempted to determine the bid cost of projects by analyzing the bid data of 151 DBB road projects undertaken by the Clark County Department of Public Works in southern Nevada from 1991 through 2008. (springer.com)
  • But state law requires that public properties be sold through competitive bidding, unless a waiver is granted, Andrews said. (latimes.com)
  • With the notable exceptions of Ohio House Bill 264 projects (and similar energy conservation programs), projects performed by some charter cities, and a few other exceptions, public owners pursuing construction projects have been required to hire a separate design professional under a design-bid-build model of project delivery. (bricker.com)
  • The evaluation process for sealed bids may be lengthy especially if bidders are not prescreened to reduce the pool to only qualified firms. (studymode.com)
  • Another possible use would be to determine the relationship of firms bidding on any one project. (dot.gov)
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  • A pre-bid meeting will be held on 31 August and the deadline for bid submissions will be 1 October. (pv-tech.org)
  • A time and date should be clearly stated on the form informing vendors of the bid submission deadline. (ualr.edu)
  • To be considered, the quote must be completed and returned by fax, mail, or email no later than the bid submission deadline. (ualr.edu)
  • The bidders are not bound by their bids, which undermines the credibility of the process. (disabled-world.com)
  • This is a summary of the Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and Modernization of the Commission's Competitive Bidding Rules and Procedures Report and Order ( Report and Order ), released on January 24, 2006. (federalregister.gov)
  • To outline recommended procedures for preparing engineer's estimates and for reviewing bids prior to concurrence in award. (dot.gov)
  • To provide guidance for improving pre-bid, bid review and evaluation policies and procedures. (dot.gov)
  • To improve competitive bidding procedures. (dot.gov)
  • Specific information that should be collected from a firm includes the following: financial resources, principal individuals in the firm (anyone having a 10 percent or more interest in the firm), all affiliates or subsidiary companies including material sources, available equipment, work experience, individuals and organizations that have control or influence over the firm's bidding procedures, and whether the firm has ever been suspended or debarred from bidding and the related circumstances. (dot.gov)
  • More open and competitive bidding procedures. (oecd.org)
  • The city of Denver has frozen the bidding process for the quarter-billion-dollar expansion of the Colorado Convention Center after discovering misconduct, according to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon. (denverpost.com)