Reps. Call On CMS To Delay Start Of Competitive Bidding

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan majority in the House has signed a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to postpone the expansion of competitive bidding for purchases of durable medical equipment amid concerns about the presence of unlicensed suppliers, a congressman's office said Tuesday.

The letter, which will be sent to CMS on Wednesday, will include at least 222 signatories, slightly more than half the House's 435 voting members, said Parish Braden, a spokesman for Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., a lead proponent of the delay....
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