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Medicare Competitive Bidding

To date, the Trump Administration has not continued to pursue the expansion of the CB program.  It would take new legislation from Congress in order to include urologic and ostomy in the CB program.  The WOCN Society has created an evidence-based policy paper which focuses on the impact of competitive bidding and access to care and supplies that will be ready for use if the program does move forward. WOCN staff met with CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Demetrios Kouzoukas late last year to express our concerns with including ostomy products in the CB program.  The meeting was organized by the Access & Care Coalition, of which the WOCN Society is a member.  Dep. Administrator Kouzoukas stated that ostomy and urologic supplies were not under immediate consideration for inclusion in the CB program.  


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