Bidding Round 1
We bid and lost, missing paperwork was the reason and our bid was below the average discount in DFW area. There were 286 providers which bid and only 34 selected, of which 2 were from out of state NO presence in the STATE. I was informed that the majority who did win had been in business less then 4 years with a average staff of 5 and one delivery truck. Discharge planners had a much to juggle to get items delivered at a time requested.
Our Industry is less the 1.6% of total CMS expenses and the slowest growing 0.9 % in 2007. I say Congress should trim 10 % of military hardware planned expenses and put this money into more home care and a new healthplan for our citizens.