DME Providers Want Bid Program Delayed In Light Of COVID-19

By Michelle M. Stein / March 25, 2020 at 2:03 PM
Durable medical equipment suppliers ask CMS to put off competitive bidding for a year in light of concerns around COVID-19, and raise concerns that the addition of non-invasive ventilators to the program will make it difficult for DME providers to supplement hospital care by caring for COVID-19 patients at home -- though the suppliers had opposed that addition prior to the national emergency. “Many DME suppliers may not win contracts, and as of January 1, 2021, will not be allowed...

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