Congress Cautions CMS on Competitive Medical Equipment Bidding

A bipartisan coalition of Senators March 18 expressed their concern to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) over the impact of a looming competitive bidding program on the cost and quality of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS), as well as on small businesses. “We are concerned that this payment strategy,…