Lawmakers Call For Probe Of Medicare Bidding Program

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Two congressmen on Friday asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general to investigate the expansion of the competitive bidding program for Medicare’s purchases of durable medical equipment, after the agency acknowledged that some suppliers had received contracts without meeting licensing requirements.

Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, requested that agency inspector general Daniel R. Levinson investigate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ plan to move forward with the second round of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies...
To view the full article, register now.