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OIG report is 'slap on the wrist,' providers say

December 15, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - A recent report on unlicensed suppliers receiving bid contracts re-opened old wounds for providers, who say it amounts to nothing more than a slap on the wrist for CMS.In a November report, the Office of Inspector General found that CMS did not follow its own processes for the competitive bidding program, and, as a result, the agency awarded Round 2 contracts to 23 suppliers it shouldn't have: 13 that did not meet licensure requirements and 10 to suppliers that did not meet financial...

competitive bidding, errors, licensure, OIG


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