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Poll: 68% say they won't accept 'criminal' Medicare contract

February 14, 2013Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine - Two weeks after CMS's announcement of severe cuts in Round 2 single payment amounts, the initial spirit of defiance has not waned.In a recent HME NewsPoll, 68% of providers said they do not plan to accept a CMS contract for Round 2 of competitive bidding.“A 45% decrease is impossible,” said Jack Lentz, clinical director at Southampton, Pa.-based Respiratory Therapy Services. “In fact, it's criminal and should be investigated.”Of the respondents who said they...

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