Medicare Home Oxygen

Medicare Home Oxygen

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Studies have found that Medicare payment rates for home oxygen exceeded other payers' rates. Congress has reduced home oxygen payment rates, capped rental payments after 36 months, and directed the Centers for Medicare a Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers Medicare, to use competitive bidding. This report examined Medicare home oxygen payment policy. It describes how Medicare pays for home oxygen; the effect on Medicare's payments of using other methodologies and rates; and changes in beneficiary access. The report reviewed industry-reported costs, Medicare claims data and payment data from selected private insurers, the VA, and CMS's competitive bidding program. Illustrations. This is a print on demand report.To account for changes in transportation costs, we compared the average vehicle cost per mile from the Morrison ... To estimate suppliersa#39; costs related to scheduled maintenance of equipment, we adjusted Morrison report data for the annualanbsp;...

Title:Medicare Home Oxygen
Author:James C. Cosgrove
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-04-01


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