Heartland I.V. Care Awarded Competitive Bid Areas for Medicare

Mar 05, 2013, 08:47 ET from HCR ManorCare

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HCR ManorCare is proud to announce that Heartland I.V. Care has been awarded 41 Competitive Bid Areas (CBA) as part of Medicare's DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies) Competitive Bidding program.  Service areas such as Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and Seattle will continue to be served by Heartland I.V. Care, which provides nutrition support services and intravenous medications to patients in the community setting.  "Enteral therapy is an important part of Heartland's continuum of home-based services, and we look forward to expanding these services to meet the needs of patients in the communities we serve," according to Connie Sullivan, R.Ph., Infusion Director at Heartland I.V. Care

The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding is a cost-savings strategy being administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  The program also aims to consolidate the number of providers serving Medicare beneficiaries within a given geographical area. Only providers who were awarded contracts through the competitive bidding process will be able to serve patients once the contract cycle begins on July 1, 2013.

Heartland I.V. Care operates in partnership with Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice as part of the HCR ManorCare family.  HCR ManorCare is a leading provider of home infusion, home health care and hospice services, short-term post-acute services and long-term care. With nearly 60,000 caregivers nationwide, the HCR ManorCare centers are preeminent care providers in their communities.  Quality care for patients and residents is provided through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, infusion pharmacies and hospice and home health care agencies.  These locations operate primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names.  For a complete list of Heartland I.V. Care locations awarded, contact Connie Sullivan at 303-625-3114.