Unfair competitive bidding
Those most unjustly affected by competitve bidding practices will be the elderly beneficiaries of Medicare. These people are often very ill and changing regulations are confusing and frightening to them. They will be forced to change providers and if they are unhappy with the provider, they will be unable to choose to go to another provider therefore forcing them to accept sub-par care. I work for a small DME company in Cleveland and we strive to provide the best possible care to our clients. The implementation of a new competitive bidding round will compromise our ability to care for those who need it most. It is costly and time-consuming to us as the provider and can ultimatley lead to more job losses. A new competitive bidding round is unfair to everybody involved. Please consider eliminating this.