Editor’s Note: CRE’s letter to the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) regarding their ill-conceived support for CMS’ competitive bidding program is attached here.
CRE will publish, verbatim, any response from NCHC in this space.
Below is the text of the letter to John Rother, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care:
Re: NCHC’s Support for Non-Competitive Bidding for Durable Medical Equipment
Dear Mr. Rother:
I am perplexed by NCHC’s decision to support expansion of CMS’ bidding-style acquisition program for Durable Medical (DME) in the “Curbing Costs, Improving Care” document. I do not question NCHC’s support for expanding the CMS program …