Paul Ryan discusses bid program with association

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., met recently with members of the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services (WAMES) to discuss the difficulties that Medicare beneficiaries are having due to competitive bidding. Providers told Ryan that beneficiaries are confused about who their contracted suppliers are and that some are paying out-of-pocket for equipment and services, according to a Sept. 24 news release from the association. Cindy Ciardo, of Knueppel HealthCare Services, said Ryan understands the effects of competitive bidding in his district. “The congressman is interested in working with other members of Congress to fix the flawed competitive bidding program,” she said in the release.