Contractors Back Bill Keeping Medicare Quality Control As Is

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Medicare's private quality control contractors on Monday threw their support behind a new bill that would prevent changes to the program, passed last year, that could threaten their contracts by opening them up to competition.

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., introduced a bill Friday that would reverse changes to Medicare's Quality Improvement Organization program, in which contractors field beneficiary complaints, review the quality of Medicare and implement quality improvements. Most of the contractors are nonprofit and staffed by doctors and other health care providers, according to the...
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