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DME Suppliers Down 27 Percent In Competitive Bidding Areas In 2012 – GAO

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Durable medical equipment suppliers dropped by 27 percent in Medicare competitive bidding areas while only 5 percent of DME suppliers were lost in comparable, non-bidding areas. But the second year of the program’s round 1 rebid in 2012 saved Medicare $400 million, according to a newly-released Government Accountability Office report.

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