From: Pittsburgh Business Times

Kris B. Mamula

Durable medical equipment vendors are continuing their opposition to Medicare’s competitive bidding program, most recently trying to delay the latest round of the program July 1.

In a letter to Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Centre County, asked that the program be delayed while questions about vendor credentialing and other issues are resolved.

“For these and many reasons, we believe that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should delay implementation of Round 2 and review the program in its entirety,” Thompson wrote in the letter, which was also signed by Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democrat from Iowa.