House Panel Mulls Medicare Competitive Bidding Plan
CMS officials say Medicare could save $1 billion a year by asking durable medical equipment companies to bid on Medicare contracts. A pilot program launched in 2003 and is slated to expand to Los Angeles and other major metropolitan areas this year. Lawmakers worry that the program is not working as it was intended.
- " Lawmakers Question Medicare Bidding Plan" (Wilde Matthews, Wall Street Journal, 5/6).