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CMS 'pleased' and 'on track' with Round 2

February 1, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - CMS officials are touting the competitive bidding program as a success, thanks to sharply reduced Round 2 payment amounts that have sent shockwaves through the HME industry.Payment amounts for certain home medical equipment will be, on average, 42% lower than the current fee schedule, compared to 32% lower in Round 1. The product categories with the steepest cuts, on average, are support surfaces (63%), CPAP devices (47%) walkers (46%) and hospital beds (44%).“We are tremendously...

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