Representatives Thompson and Braley Join Efforts to Refrain Expansion of Medicare Bidding Program


credit: Think Progress

Congressmen Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) were lauded by The American Association for Homecare and the VGM Group for taking action in preventing the expansion of Medicare's bidding program.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking called Medicare Program; Methodology for Adjusting Payment Amounts for Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) using Information from Competitive Bidding Programs on February 26, 2014. This notice is the first step for CMS to apply flawed bidding prices to non-bidding areas.


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