Competitive Bidding

State disputes OIG findings, won't seek $9 million via competitive bidding

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The New York Department of Health will not competitively bid durable medical equipment despite a new OIG report that says the state could have saved its Medicaid program nearly $9 million over a two-year period.

OIG spends $75M on Medicaid oversight, recommends cost-saving measures

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The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General spent $75 million on Medicaid oversight during the last fiscal year, a 4% increase over fiscal 2012, according to a new report.

Experts push more bundled pay initiatives to curb healthcare spending

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In a set of recommendations published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, authors of a new report urge the federal government to accelerate the adoption of fee-for-service alternatives such as bundled payment programs.

Medicare's competitive bidding program is doomed, researchers say

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Medicare's competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment was not built to last, new research asserts.

Regulators clash with suppliers over effectiveness of competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment

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Federal officials maintain that its competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment is operating successfully, but some industry suppliers disagree.

CMS expands competitive bidding program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is expanding its competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment to 91 new cities, for an estimated savings of $28 billion over 10 years, the agency announced last week.

Incontinence product suppliers fight competitive bidding plans in Texas

Sellers of incontinence products have squared off against the Texas state comptroller's office, which wants to competitively bid underpads, catheters and other supplies for Medicaid patients in the state.