Friday, August 19, 2011

AAHomecare Corrects CMS Misinformation About Patient Medicare Bidding Complaints

In the article, Medicare Bid Process for Medical Supplies to Expand, U.S. Says, published in Bloomberg, Jeffery Young reports on competitive bidding saying, “The [CMS] agency received 45 complaints, contrasting with reports from suppliers and the American Association for Homecare of more than 500 from beneficiaries who couldn’t find a supplier, said Tyler Wilson, the Arlington, Virginia-based group’s chief executive officer.

Medicare officials are ‘dead wrong,’ Wilson said by telephone. ‘They’re mischaracterizing or turning a deaf ear to problems in this system,’ he said. Association members also are reporting stores going out of business, he said.”

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