AAH: Give CMS feedback on bid survey

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is encouraging providers to give CMS feedback on surveying beneficiaries, discharge planners and other stakeholders on the competitive bidding program. The agency is accepting comments on its survey until Dec. 20. “AAHomecare encourages suppliers to provide feedback on this rare opportunity,” the association stated in a bulletin. Key points that AAHomecare will highlight in its comments include: CMS should issue the same surveys before and after Round 2021 to develop a baseline: CMS should survey stakeholders twice a year: CMS should follow up on negative impacts with a root-cause analysis and develop a corrective plan of action; and CMS should publicize survey results within a reasonable timeframe. The association is also including in its comments a list of sample survey questions. Providers should submit their comments to DMEPOS@cms.hhs.gov, using the subject line  “Competitive Bidding Surveys.” CMS’s initial announcement on the survey is here.