I don’t understand why Medicare can’t set reimbursement prices then let DME’s decide if they can or want to provide services for Medicare recipients. It is now required that you must be accredited and bonded in order to become a DME in the Medicare program. I’m asking this to determine why we must bid to set the prices when Medicare already sets them.
Bradshaw Home Medical Equipment said:Jul 28, 09 at 7:28 pm
I’m getting tired of CMS always picking on the DME industry when they need to save money. We all have to be accredited and now bonded. Now that oxygen is also capped, and yet we still have to provide service for 2 years, the real concern is the patients that want to relocate. Why don’t you just set a price that makes since and do away with competitive bidding. Providers can than decide if they wish to accept Medicare patients or not. This would also save you a lot of time in evaluating the bids. You already set pricing reimbursement anyway.