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Bid data: Providers go behind the numbers

February 17, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Ever since Prof. Peter Cramton came out with an analysis of Medicare data that showed a 60% to 80% drop in the number of claims for HME in Round 1 competitive bidding areas, I've been wondering: How is that possible? I mean, 80%?!?! It turns out it is possible, and there are a myriad of reasons why, the least of which is—ahem, CMS— a reduction in fraud and abuse. If you want proof that competitive bidding has made a mess of the DME benefit, read on. Unsolicited, several providers emailed...

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