DME supplier reviews said lacking

November 2008
Medical Device Daily;11/4/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 215, p3
The article reports on the findings of an investigation by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) into the flaws in Medicare's durable medical equipment (DME) program. According to the October 2008 GAO study, DME suppliers faild to maintain a physical facility or were not open and staffed during the unannounced site visits and that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CME) had no basis for reinstatement. The recommendation of GAO is stated. Also noted is a proposal by AA Homecare.


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