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Stakeholders rally around study criticizing bid program


YARMOUTH, Maine – Higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths among Medicare beneficiaries whose access to diabetes supplies was disrupted in Round 1 competitive bidding areas is a “tragic” outcome of the program, say stakeholders.

Reports offer little substance for HME industry


WASHINGTON – A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Round 1 rebid of competitive bidding “parroted” CMS, say industry stakeholders.