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HHS budget proposes bid process for rural areas

February 13, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The budget for the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal year 2019 proposes two tweaks to Medicare's competitive bidding program for DME.First, HHS proposes eliminating the requirement that CMS pay a single payment amount based on the median bid amount and, instead, pay contract suppliers at their own bid amounts. Second, the agency proposes expanding the actual bidding process to all areas of the country, including rural areas.“Expanding competitive bidding to rural...

competitive bidding, face-to-face evaluation, HHS budget


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