Bid Smart 2019 Summit: Nashville


Industry experts gathered in Nashville to discuss in‐depth the big changes coming to Competitive Bidding this summer—including lead item pricing, the end of median bidding, bid surety bonds, and the use of single payment amounts (SPAs) to set rates in noncompetitive bidding areas (non‐CBAs).

Featured presenters:

  • Cara Bachenheimer, Government Affairs Practice, Brown & Fortunato

  • Kim Brummett, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, American Association for Homecare

  • Mark J. Higley, Vice President Regulatory Affair, VGM Group, Inc.

Key Takeaways from Nashville


Bona Fide Category

beneficiary demand Step 1

beneficiary demand step 2

Round 2021 affect on small rural providers and inflation updates

What if you don’t win the bid?

the importance of analyzing lead items and non lead items