Economists, industry criticize Medicare DMEPOS bidding process

08/27/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

CMS says its Competitive Bidding Program for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies is saving substantial amounts each year. But many economists, patients and industry groups contend that the program, which employs nonbinding bids and allows CMS to set median prices, is unfair and flawed. "This is not competitive bidding and there is no guarantee that the winning bidders can actually supply the products and services at the prices selected by CMS," said Joel Marx of the American Association for Homecare.

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