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A new spin on bidding

April 6, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I talked to a wheelchair provider in Texas last week who told me they have to participate in some kind of bidding system to provide wheelchairs to Medicaid recipients in a certain part of the state. The system works like this: When Evercare, the HMO that administers the Medicaid program for the Houston area, receives a bid from a provider, it turns around and solicits a second bid from another provider. Nine times out of 10, whichever provider has the lowest bid wins the patient. Here's an example...

Bidding, Evercare, Medicaid, Medicaid, On The Editor's Desk, Texas

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