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More Areas Under Competitive Bidding

July 1, 2013

If you’re on original Medicare, you should know that July 1 is the day
that more areas of the country fall under a program called competitive
bidding that has been implemented in an attempt to keep costs low for
home medical equipment. This includes oxygen.

Some areas of the country have already been under competitive bidding,
but if you live in or travel to one of the newly identified areas, you
will need to use Medicare contract suppliers for your equipment and
supplies. These articles from Medicare explain what the expansion of the
Medicare program means to you and also provides some tips for travel.

To find out if your area is under the competitive bidding program, go
to: medicare.gov/supplier

Competitive Bid Update

Tips for Traveling

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