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Stakeholders rally around study criticizing bid program

July 2, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths among Medicare beneficiaries whose access to diabetes supplies was disrupted in Round 1 competitive bidding areas is a “tragic” outcome of the program, say stakeholders.“It's clear that the disruption of access has thrown many chronically ill seniors into non-compliance with their at-home self care,” said Tom Milam, an industry consultant and former provider. “It's tragic.”A study recently presented...

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Reports offer little substance for HME industry

April 11, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Round 1 rebid of competitive bidding “parroted” CMS, say industry stakeholders.“I think the intent of Congress was that this is an independent agency that would look at competitive bidding and come up with its own conclusions,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare. “If you rely on CMS to give you the answers you are going to get the same results. It's parroting the conclusions...

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