The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services did not detect $18.4 million in inappropriate claims for durable medical equipment in skilled nursing facilities, despite having systems intended to catch bad claims, a government watchdog agency said last week.
Navigating the tumultuous road of caring for bariatric residents is a challenge faced by many long-term care facilities today. Using the right equipment or technology on the right type of patient will help both the resident and the caregiver and affect the right clinical outcome.
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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 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 equipmentMay 10, 2012
Federal officials maintain that its competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment is operating successfully, but some industry suppliers disagree.
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.
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.