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OIG: Very little physician solicitation due to bid program

December 26, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The drastic reimbursement cuts that went into effect as part of Round 1 of competitive bidding haven't caused HME providers to solicit physicians to prescribe a different brand or mode of delivery, according to a new government study.The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted the study because, “although a prescription change in the product brand or mode of delivery would not typically result in a different Medicare payment amount, suppliers might solicit physicians to make...

Competitive Bidding, Office of Inspector General (OIG), solicitation

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Legal: Mind how you make contact

September 26, 2010Amy Leopard

Q. How do I comply with the new Medicare beneficiary solicitation rules? A. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized updates to the Medicare DMEPOS supplier standards. The standard prohibiting telemarketing to Medicare beneficiaries has been greatly expanded. Effective Sept. 27, 2010, the new rule prohibits the "direct solicitation" of a Medicare beneficiary, meaning that without a Medicare beneficiary's consent, an HME supplier or its agents cannot directly contact...

solicitation, supplier standards

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