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Competitive bidding: What Congress is saying (and a few others) about the bid amounts

July 6, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Healthwatch, the healthcare blog of The Hill, a beltway publication, ran two stories over the weekend on the bid amounts for competitive bidding. Neither spells good news for the HME industry. At least one sentator (Max Baucus, D-Mont.) and one representative (Joe Barton, R-Texas) are hailing the, on average, 32% cut to Medicare reimbursement for nine product categories in nine cities. Baucus said: “Today we are seeing that transparency and competitiveness in Medicare results in a 32 percent...

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