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Stakeholders challenge OIG

January 16, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The Office of Inspector General (OIG) says it will use Medicare claims data to review the impact of competitive bidding on beneficiary access to DME, but industry stakeholders don't want the agency to stop there. “If our industry is allowed to provide the information that we have been collecting for fair judgment, we are hopeful that the OIG would come to the same conclusion that the bid program has negative impacts on beneficiaries,” said Kelly Turner, director of...

Access, Anna McDevitt, Beneficiary, Government Accountability Office (GAO), John Gallagher, Lisa Wells, Save My Medical Supplies

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PFQC to providers: Encourage bennies to report problems

November 22, 2013HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The number of Medicare beneficiaries calling the People for Quality Care (PFQC) hotline to report problems related to competitive bidding continues to climb. The organization recently released an updated report containing 2,614 complaints. Because the number of complaints coming into the hotline, however, has slowed, the PFQC is calling on providers to encourage beneficiaries to report problems. The organization, which shares the reports with Congress, is releasing new fliers to...

Beneficiary, Competitive Bidding, Complaint, Medicare, People for Quality Care

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