Medtech Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Florida DME competitive bidding demonstration

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

The Florida Association of Medical Equipment Dealers and several DME companies file suit Feb. 4 in Florida federal district court against the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Health Care Financing Administration to halt the planned competitive bidding demonstration for five categories of DME in Polk County, Florida, set to begin in April ("The Gray Sheet" Nov. 16, 1998, p. 12). The plaintiffs contend that HCFA acted in violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act when it established a National Technical Expert Panel to assist in formulating the demonstration. The suit asks for a preliminary injunction on the demonstration until HCFA complies with the law, which requires that meetings be open to the public, that advance notice and agendas are given, and that records are available

You may also be interested in...

Rx List Price Inflation Penalty Endorsed By US HHS Secretary

Senate Finance Committee’s approach to penalize companies for raising WAC list prices is not a ‘price control,’ but a reasonable approach to change the incentives that distort pricing in the supply chain, US HHS Secretary Alex Azar says.

Generics Approvals Will Decline, US FDA Predicts, But Supplement Work May Grow

With the pre-GDUFA backlog largely acted upon, the FDA expects ANDA approvals to decrease, but supplement actions to increase in FY 2020 and FY 2021.

US FDA Puts All China Drug Inspections On Hold Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

February and March inspections deferred unless any are deemed mission critical. China director remains behind as staff evacuate.




Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts