ALIGNING HCFA, VA PAYMENT RATES COULD YIELD MEDICARE SAVINGS OF $1.6 BIL. OVER SEVEN YEARS FOR 18 DME ITEMS, SEN. HARKIN SAYS; NAMES DISPUTES REPORT
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Medicare durable medical equipment (DME) savings of $1.6 bil. over seven years could be realized if the Health Care Financing Administration used competitive bidding and paid the same rates as the Veterans Administration for 18 DME items, a recent report prepared by the staff of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) contends.
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