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Medicare Fee-for-Service: Information on the First Year of Nationwide Reduced Payment Rates for Durable Medical Equipment

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Description
Examines the effects of reduced payment rates for certain durable medical equipment (DME) in non-bid areas. Reports on changes in the number of suppliers, utilization of rate-adjusted items, and beneficiaries' access to rate-adjusted items. Includes information on changes in rural and non-rural non-bid areas.
Date
08/2018
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
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Access · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data