ACI and Heartland Institute Held a Capitol Hill Event on How to Cut Medicare and Medicaid Costs Without Sacrificing Services

Brent Wilkes, Executive Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens, spoke at ACI’s Capitol Hill sponsored event.  Other speakers included Peter Cramton (University of Maryland Economics Professor) and Steve Grist (Assistant Attorney General of Virginia).

What to Look for in the Upcoming CMS Show-and-Tell to Congress

In 2003 legislation required Medicare to begin a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment.  Later legislation delayed implementation until 2009.  To support the original requirement in 2005 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CMS) began a study named Evaluation of National DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program .  The results of all research activities […]

Medicare Auction Bidding Program Will Lead to Worse Outcomes for Patients and Higher Medical Costs for Society

ACI Study Finds Medicare Bidding Program Will Increase Medical Costs, Amputations, Infections and Other Harms   Washington, DC (May 5, 2011) – Increasing medical costs and producing lower quality patient outcomes should not be the goal of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) bidding program.  However, the CMS’s new bidding program could, in […]