I work for a local DME/Rehab dealer in the Cleveland Area. Competitive Bidding needs to be stopped. Farming out business for the lowest bidder has never worked before, I am not sure why anyone would think it would work for healthcare. The failed attempts to start this process should be proof enough. They awarded providers with no experience in rehab to be providers as well as awarding respiratory to vendors who have never provided that type of service.
It seems to me that no one is taking the patients care into consideration. Our administration come up with a better way to reduce costs without jeopardizing the care of the patient. Medicare is confusing enough for the elderly. Maybe we should just go back to basics