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MedPAC Report Another Missed Opportunity

Posted On: June 19, 2018 by AAHomecare in: Press Releases

Friday’s release of MedPAC’s report to Congress on Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System represents another missed opportunity by the Commission to address the serious problems with Medicare’s competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment (DME) as well as the disastrous application of bidding-derived pricing to rural and other less-populous communities.   “Medicare’s bidding program for DME and the expanded use of bidding-derived pricing beyond the original scope of the program continues to be a bad deal for both patients and suppliers,” said Tom Ryan, president & CEO of the American Association for Homecare.  “Instead of examining ways to improve the bidding program and putting patient access to DME on a sustainable footing going forward, MedPAC is suggesting adding even more products into the flawed program and further stressing an industry already working under razor-thin or negative margins on many products under

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