CRE Files Comments with OMB on the CMS Information Collection Request
CMS can not initiate the competitive bidding program until OMB approves its information collection request ( ICR) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act. CRE has identified a number of deficiencies which demonstrate that the CMS ICR is not PRA compliant.
CRE also recommends a solution to the problem: allow all qualified small suppliers to provide equipment at the single payment amount if the suppliers meet the SBA definiton of a small business.
CRE comments are appended hereto.