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GAO: Cover disposable devices as substitutes for DME

Health and Human Services calls move ‘premature’
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07/19/2017

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Department of Health and Human Services evaluates the possible costs and savings of using disposable devices as substitutes for DME and, if appropriate, seek legislative authority to cover them.

GAO studies challenges, opportunities surrounding remote patient monitoring

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04/19/2017

WASHINGTON – Concerns over payment and coverage restrictions are barriers to healthcare providers and patients using telehealth and remote patient monitoring to improve quality of care, according to a new study from t

Utilization drops in Round 2 bid areas, GAO finds

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10/19/2016

WASHINGTON – The number of Medicare beneficiaries receiving DMEPOS in Round 2 areas decreased more than twice as much from 2012 to 2014 than in non-bid areas, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

GAO releases report on accessories

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06/01/2016

WASHINGTON – Accessories for complex power wheelchairs might account for a relatively small share of Medicare utilization, but they account for a much larger share of total spending, according to a highly anticipated report published June 1 by the Government Accountability Office.

GAO pokes holes in CMS’s MA audit program

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05/10/2016

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office isn’t pleased with CMS’s progress in recovering substantial amounts of improper payments from Medicare Advantage organizations.

GAO finds fragmented oversight of Medicaid

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06/16/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS needs to do a better job overseeing Medicaid managed care, the Government Accountability Office says in a report public released June 18.

New DME RAC program on hold

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01/15/2015

WASHINGTON – Performant Recovery has filed a Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest against CMS.

Audits: GAO weighs in on duplicative reviews

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08/15/2014

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on CMS to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its post-payment review efforts by providing contractors with additional guidance and more oversight.

Mobility stakeholders: Repair issues bigger than GAO says

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05/09/2014

WASHINGTON – The brief mention of repair issues in a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on competitive bidding doesn’t speak to the severity of the problem, say mobility stakeholders.

GAO supports delay in RAC fees

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05/01/2014

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week signed off on Medicare’s plan to pay RACs for audits of hospitals only if a second-level appeals judge upholds their findings, according to news reports.

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