TITLE

Refining Payment Methodology Has Potential to Lower Program and Beneficiary Spending

AUTHOR(S)
Cosgrove, James C.
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
GAO Reports;2/14/2011, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which examines the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) home oxygen payment policy. The report shows that Medicare payment rates had exceeded other payer's rates. It shows that Medicare pays suppliers a monthly rate that covers rental of a stationary and all related services and supplies. The GAO recommends the need for the Congress to consider reducing home oxygen payment rates.
ACCESSION #
58688100

 

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