Performance Improvement 2001. Evaluation of Competitive Bidding Demonstration for DME and POS

01/01/2001

This project will test the feasibility and effectiveness of establishing Medicare fees for durable medical equipment (DME) and Prosthetics, Prosthetic devices, Orthotics and supplies (POS) through a competitive bidding process. The evaluation will examine competitive bidding impacts in terms of expenditures, quality, access and product diversity, as well as other impacts of the demonstration.

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:05/15/2003

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Strategic Planning

FEDERAL CONTACT: Ann Meadow, 410-786-6602

PIC ID: 7173

PERFORMER: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI