VGM Video Shows How Bidding Has Hurt Provider Population
The video shows how greatly the number of providers have fallen since 2013, and engages viewers to lobby lawmakers on behalf of DME.
VGM Government Relations
- By David Kopf
- Sep 21, 2017
and VGM Forbin
have released a video that show the impact competitive bidding has had on the number of providers since bidding hit its full implementation in 2013.
Video located at: https://youtu.be/a4AAvqkRjdQ
Counting down from that time, quarter by quarter, the video states that 6,579 providers have been shuttered since then, falling from 16,389 providers to 9,810, which has negatively impacted Medicare beneficiaries’ access to much-needed medical equipment and relations services and supplies.
The film closes urging viewers to contact their members of Congress to urge Medicare to reform the program.
David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.