Bidding Tutorial: How Capacity and Demand Influence Payment Rates

Tutorial includes video, charts, and a detailed explanation on how capacity and demand can impact SPAs.

The educational coalition behind the has posted a new tutorial article with video that details how capacity numbers entered by providers can impact the bidding process.

Authored by Kathy Lester, executive director of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC), “Understanding Demand and Capacity” explains how CMS uses capacity and demand as much as the bid amounts providers enter to set the payment rates for the competitive bidding program.

Lester’s tutorial includes a video, charts, and examples to explain how the capacity and demand information providers can influence single payment amounts. Providers can also view the video here:

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David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.


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