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On the Editor's Desk

If CMS doesn't even know who its contract suppliers are...

December 20, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

What are the chances that competitive bidding will run smoothly when it's up and running Jan. 1? Not very good, based on what a provider told me this morning: When the generic letter about competitive bidding went out to patients and our patients called CMS, CMS was kind enough to tell them we were not a contract supplier, even though we were awarded contracts in seven categories in the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh CBAs. So we called them and talked to 15 different individuals and all 15...

Competitive Bidding, On The Editor's Desk, Problems

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