Who’s Watching the Watchdogs?
OMB has the explicit duty of ensuring that agencies comply with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act. To facilitate the exercise of this authority, the law prohibits agencies from sponsoring any information collection without OMB’s approval.
CRE has formally brought to OMB’s attention PRA violations with respect to two Information Collection Requests from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services concerning the Durable Medical Equipment competitive bidding program.
TAHCS Suit Seeks to Stay Competitive Bidding on Financial Standards IssueWASHINGTON — The Texas Alliance for Home Care Services and a Dallas provider filed a lawsuit today against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for failure to conduct notice and comment rulemaking in order to specify financial standards that providers must meet under the DMEPOS competitive bidding program.
The suit, which was also filed on behalf of Dallas Oxygen Corp., was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Multinational Legal Services, the legal arm of the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, is acting as attorney for the plaintiffs.