CRE Responds to CMS Request for Comments on its Information Collection Request to Collect Information Regarding the Effectiveness of the Competitive Bidding Program for Durable Medical Equipment
The Paperwork Reduction Act prohibits any federal agency from collecting information from ten or more persons unless the said collection is first approved by the Office of Management and Budget.
CMS has the statutory requirement to assess the effectiveness of its competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment .and report its findings to the Congress. To this end, CMS submitted an Information Collection Request to OMB for Clearance.
Comments on the ICR are of particular significance because deficiencies identified by CMS in the Congressionally mandated study could be the basis for administrative and statutory changes in the competitive bidding program.