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AdvaMed on competitive bidding

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

In Oct. 6 1comments, AdvaMed reiterates durable medical equipment suppliers' concerns about beneficiary access to quality products, initially raised at CMS' Sept. 27-28 Program Advisory & Oversight Committee meeting on the impending DME competitive bidding program (2"The Gray Sheet" Oct. 3, 2005, p. 15). AdvaMed also asks CMS to consider the role of small pharmacies as product suppliers, and to look at how small manufacturers that directly supply single products might be included in the program. The trade group will submit comments on the proposed quality standards discussed at the meeting as well (3"The Gray Sheet" Oct. 3, 2005, p. 16)...

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