CRE’s IPD on the CMS Competitive Bidding Rule
competitivebidding-ifrThe Interactive Public Docket (IPD) is a product of CRE’s historical work to allow the public to be involved in regulatory decisions after the end of a public comment period on a proposed rule, after a final rule is issued or when a regulatory agency is implementing a rule—in essence when the regulatory docket is closed.
Regulatory decisions are often public policy decisions which are subject to a constant flow of new information. Federal regulators should be advised of this information on a continuous basis (24/7) and not restricted to the usual sixty to ninety days allowed for public comments during normal rulemaking. The attachment hereto describes how the CRE IPD operates.
Read this link for NPR’s review of CRE’s IPD http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4599065
See CRE website which states the following: (http://www.thecre.com/about.html)
“CRE has no members, but it receives, from time to time, financial support, services in kind, and work product from foundations, trade associations and private firms. Consequently, at any one time, CRE benefits from the input or advice of literally hundreds of small and large firms.”
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