8/29/2013

In response to congressional queries, the HHS Office of the Inspector General will conduct a limited review in four states of how CMS conducted the bidding process for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies. Specially, the OIG will investigate allegations of whether unlicensed providers received awards during Round 2 bidding in Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. CMS says the program could save Medicare Part B as much as $25.7 billion from 2013 to 2022, but some members of Congress want the second round of bidding delayed.

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