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Impact of gap period? Too early to tell in most areas

March 22, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - What has been the impact of a two-year gap between competitive bidding contracts? It all depends who you ask.The primary concern going into the gap period: Whether Medicare beneficiaries will lose access to HME if providers, no longer bound by contracts, shrink service areas, refuse to accept assignment, or otherwise limit how much Medicare business they want to accept. In the short term, at least, an any willing provider provision may be softening the blow in some areas.“There...

Competitive Bidding, Gap period, Home Medical Equipment (HME)

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