HCFA's Reservations About Medical Equipment Bar Coding Criticized By GAO
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Use of universal product numbers (UPNs) to improve billing practices for the $4.6 bil. Medicare spends each year on durable medical equipment is being considered by the Health Care Financing Administration, according to agency comments to a General Accounting Office study of Medicare billing undertaken for the Senate Aging Committee. HCFA's comments are incorporated in a final GAO report released May 12.
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