Traffic on bid website ‘positive’

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s rival behest website,, has had 10,762 singular visitors year to date.

In a initial 10 days of Jun alone, with a opening of a bid window appearing on Jul 16, there were 1,629 singular visitors.

“I consider we always wish more, though we feel flattering certain about these numbers,” pronounced Kim Brummett, clamp preisdent of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare.

A organisation of stakeholders comprised of AAHomecare, a Council for Respiratory Care, VGM Associates and a Healthcare Nutrition Council launched the website in Apr to teach providers about changes to Round 2021of a module and to assistance them ready their bids.

One of a some-more critical facilities of a website is calculators that concede providers to see how a new lead-item behest methodology will impact rates for other associated equipment in a 16 product categories. Those calculators have been downloaded 4,224 times given Apr 24, with a calculator for CPAP and RAD downloaded a many (701), followed by commode chairs (381) and oxygen (363).

“Once we download a calculator, we don’t have to do it again, so to me that’s a good pointer that a lot of providers are pulling them,” Brummett said. “There are manufacturers and consultants pulling them, too, though we feel they’re mostly providers.”

In further to a website, stakeholders hosted a “Bid Smart” Summit in Nashville on Jun 5 that drew about 130 attendees. Plans are in a works for a second limit in Aug in Dallas—stay tuned, Brummett says.

“We only keep saying, ‘You need to bid smart,’” she said.

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