Sunday, May 29, 2022

medicare O&P competitive bidding

Tony Barr

Possible scenario: O&P manufacturers deep discount components and

supplies to unqualified providers based on huge volume and whom are

bidding for medicare contracts (ex:DME suppliers) or large franchise

chain based .Those providers are able to win Medicare O&P contracts

based on lower costs of materials. Profit margins are smaller as well as

cost of goods. Seems there is unfair advantage to bid process without

regard to qualifications of providers.

All providers should be on a equal playing field with professional

standards before they are qualified to bid on 70-80% of the total O&P

industry income source, Medicare. ABC,BOC ,licensed some criteria.

Hanger and McDonalds have the right to franchise the marketplace but

McDonalds must comply to FDA restrictions to protect consumers.Who

regulates oversees O&P providers as health care profession when they are

serving up halos,spina bifida

and scoliosis treatment orthosis or artificial limbs? In most states its

the Dept of Agriculture.

The federal govt has no agency to protect the consumer from improper O&P

treatment.Low bidder wins!

Consumer/patient may lose,….alot!

Tony

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Possible scenario: O&P

manufacturers deep

discount components and supplies to unqualified providers based on huge

volume

and whom are bidding for medicare contracts (ex:DME suppliers) or large

franchise chain based .Those providers are able to win Medicare O&P

contracts based on lower costs of materials. Profit margins are smaller as well as cost of goods. Seems

there is

unfair advantage to bid process without regard to qualifications of

providers.

All providers should be on a equal

playing field

with professional standards before they are qualified to bid on 70-80%

of the

total O&P industry income source, Medicare. ABC,BOC ,licensed some

criteria.

 

Hanger and McDonalds have the right to

franchise

the marketplace but McDonalds must comply to FDA restrictions to protect

consumers.Who regulates oversees O&P providers as health care

profession when they are serving up halos,spina bifida

and scoliosis treatment

orthosis or artificial

limbs? In most states its the Dept of Agriculture.

The federal govt has no agency to

protect the

consumer from improper O&P treatment.Low bidder wins!

Consumer/patient may

lose,….alot!

Tony

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