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Providers try to balance quality, cost

October 25, 2013Leah Hoenen

YARMOUTH, Maine - As CMS's competitive bidding program drives reimbursement rates down, providers are debating the value of quality versus cost. Half of the 109 respondents to a recent HME Newspoll said quality trumps cost. They said providing a poor-quality product is more expensive in the long run.But the other half of respondents said they can't justify providing costlier, higher-quality products under competitive bidding.“Obviously, with changes in reimbursement, one cannot provide...

Alicia Morris, ben hertz, care point medical, competitive bidding, elmora healthcare, eme medical equipment, hall-moore medical supplies, HME NewsPoll, jerry hall, padgett's medical

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