Medicare bidding process will hurt doctors, patients

posted by
August 24, 2011
Heartland Institute
by Eli Lehrer  
Posted in Commentary

"A poorly designed set of changes to Medicare announced earlier this month could have serious negative consequences as it hits home here in the Washington, D.C., area. The venture, known by the only-a-bureaucrat-could-love-it name of Competitive Bidding Program for Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies, has some decent ideas at its core, but serious design flaws could cause it to waste money, override doctors’ decisions and harm patients here and everywhere else in the country." (08/24/11)

 

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