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GAO Urges CMS Evaluate Disposable Devices for Expanded Coverage

In a report this week, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) evaluate the possible costs and savings of using disposable devices that could potentially substitute for some Durable Medical Equipment (DME). The use of DME allows medically necessary skilled services to be provided through home health care rather than prolonging a stay in a hospital or going to a nursing home or long-term care facility.
GAO identified eight categories of DME with disposable device alternatives, such as infusion pumps, including …

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