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Tag: Non-bid areas


GAO sides with CMS on impact of bid program

August 28, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The average reduction in payment rates in non-competitive bidding areas for five DME items with the highest expenditures in 2016 was 46%, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. In its review of the effects of reduced payment rates in non-bid areas, the GAO also found that: the number of suppliers furnishing rate-adjusted items in non-bid areas in 2016 decreased 8% compared to 2015; and beneficiary utilization of rate-adjusted items in non-bid areas in...

Competitive Bidding, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Monitoring activities, Non-bid areas

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CMS solicits input on future reimbursement for non-bid areas

March 7, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has scheduled a call to solicit stakeholder input on its methodology for using information from the competitive bidding program for adjusting Medicare fee schedule amounts in non-bid areas.The 21st Century Cures Act mandated that the agency solicit and take into account stakeholder input on future pricing in non-bid areas.The act also mandated that CMS take into account the highest amount bid by a winning supplier in a bid area, as well as make comparisons in bid and non-bid areas...

Non-bid areas, Reimbursement, stakeholder input

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