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DME bidding saved 37%

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A second group of contracts in a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment items showed savings of more than one-third, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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.

New durable medical equipment bidding process ill suited to long-term care, Congress told

Structural flaws in the newly implemented durable medical equipment competitive bidding process have caused significant service interruptions and supply problems for residents in long-term care facilities, congressional staff heard at a briefing Tuesday.