WASHINGTON – Consumer advocates question the conclusions of a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that stated Round 1 of the competitive bidding program “did not appear to have adversely affected beneficiary access.”
WASHINGTON – As part of the Round 1 of competitive bidding, CMS generally selected DMEPOS suppliers and correctly computed the sampled single payment amounts in accordance with its established procedures and applicable federal requirements, according to a
WASHINGTON – Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, could have saved $3.9 million on standard power wheelchairs, oxygen systems and oxygen concentrators in 2011 by using a competitive bidding program, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found.
WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group didn’t just submit its own comments to CMS last week on expanding the competitive bidding program nationwide. It also submitted the results of a survey completed by more than 850 members.
WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group, HME providers and state association leaders held congressional meetings in four states last week to discuss their concerns with competitive bidding and audits. In Bismarck, N.D., Great Plains Rehabilitation hosted events with Sens.