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Tag: Cost Shifting


Study details increased Part A costs due to bid program

July 31, 2018HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group has added a study that shows the cost shift that is happening as a result of reduced access to DME for Medicare beneficiaries to its lobbying toolbox. The VGM-sponsored study by Leitten Consulting shows that: Fall-related injuries due to failure to provide needed mobility equipment results in a cost shift of between $4,705 and $5,029; COPD-related exacerbations due to failure to provide supplemental oxygen therapy results in a cost shift of about $14,350;...

Access, Bid Program, Cost Shifting, Leitten, VGM Group

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'It's called cost shifting and it's bad for Americans'

September 15, 2017HME News Staff

A wrote a blog a few weeks back called “Head banging” about the share of Medicare spending on DME, and the concentration of Medicare spending in different areas of health care. The source was the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's “A data book: Health care spending and the Medicare program.” A reader emailed me this week to point out another data point of interest in this whopping 214-page report (I told you I didn't read it all). Chart 6-18 features data on the “discharge...

Cost Shifting, Data, Medicare

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