The VGM Group has received 280 replies so far for its online competitive bidding survey, and it doesn’t want to stop there.
The group created the survey to make it easier for providers to respond to CMS’s recent request for public comment on a proposal to expand the competitive bidding program nationwide in 2016. CMS on Feb. 24 published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking seeking input on developing a methodology to adjust rates in non-bid areas based on bid rates; and on bundling payments for certain DME, including complex rehab and enteral nutrition.
VGM says its survey clarifies the six questions asked by CMS. It will forward the results to the agency by the March 28 deadline.