CRE Files Petition Against Competitive Bidding Program
CRE filed a petition with CMS demanding they disclose the Secretary’s “Financial Standards” for DME suppliers.
As CRE exlains, unless the financial qualification standards are disclosed, “bidders are potentially subject to various forms of discrimination, bias, favoritism, cronyism, and other abuse of agency discretion – all of which will go undetected since there are no publicly available standards against which the agency’s financial qualification decisions can be measured.”
The petition requests that CMS “suspend initiation of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding program until after the agency publishes their specific financial qualification policy.”
CRE is accepting comments on the petition. The Petition is also posted on the Competitive Bidding Interactive Public Docket, found here.