Competitive Bidding? Is it really competitive or making it harder for patients to get what they need | GeriPal – Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog

Over the last few months, ever since Medicare started its competitive bidding process  my colleagues and I, in the UCSF Housecalls program have had a harder time getting our homebound patients the durable medical equipment (DME) they need.   The purpose behind the competitive bidding process seemed like a good idea–lower the costs and reduce fraud that has been occurring with DME.

via Competitive Bidding? Is it really competitive or making it harder for patients to get what they need | GeriPal – Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog.

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