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SCOOTER Store CEO Outraged: Flawed Data Used by Fox News Channel to Wrongly Chastise Medical Suppliers
Date:10/9/2009

the right product and customizing for the beneficiary, making the delivery, doing extensive government paperwork for the convoluted claims and reimbursement process, maintaining the proper accreditations and adhering to state and federal requirements."

The industry, Mr. Harrison said, has offered and stands ready to work with the government on legitimate ways to cut costs, especially as it relates to the irrational process for documenting reimbursements claims. As an alternative, he said, lawmakers and policymakers could consider reforming the Medicare acquisition process and allow suppliers to file claims separately for the acquisition cost of the equipment and the additional dozens of services, standards and regulations that also must be met on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.

The OIG report entitled, Power Wheelchairs in the Medicare Program: Supplier Acquisition Costs and Services, concluded that the power mobility industry receives a gross profit margin of approximately 75% when the actual net profit after taxes for much of the industry is now less than five percent because of the costs for all the assorted services and requirements. Moreover, the flawed OIG report is being deployed in ways that assist policymakers determined to retreat from Medicare's commitment to provide power mobility to those who qualify for assistance.

"The industry's biggest concern is that when the OIG and the media don't do adequate research it often leads to lawmakers and policymakers issuing public statements and drawing conclusion from misleading information," Mr. Harrison said. "Ultimately, Medicare beneficiaries are the ones who are harmed because public policy impacting their lives is drawn from tainted data."

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