House Lawmakers Look To Keep Ventilators Out Of Bidding Program

By Michelle M. Stein / November 7, 2019 at 3:30 PM
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers recently introduced legislation to keep CMS from adding noninvasive ventilators to the durable medical equipment competitive bidding program for five years after the agency defended its decision to add the ventilators despite lawmakers’ concerns. DME suppliers, providers and patient advocates praised the legislation, saying it would lessen the risks to patients of adding the devices to competitive bidding. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), John Larson (D-CT) and Darren Soto...

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