OIG Recommends 'High/Low Reward' Strategy on Intermittent Catheters

Published in Contact on January 24, 2023

In this episode of Industry Matters, Alan Morris, Director of Research and Strategy for VGM Government Relations, and John Gallagher, VP of VGM Government Relations, talk with Brian Leitten from Leitten Consulting, about a new study, "OIG Recommends 'High Risk/Low Reward' Strategy on Intermittent Catheters." The study looks at concerns and costs associated with reducing access to urinary catheters. 

"For the numerous reasons set out in this Commentary, CMS should not follow the recommendations made by OIG in its August 2022 report," said Brian Leitten. "To do so would set CMS off on yet another downward spiral to cut DME spending costs that may result in relatively small amounts of saving at the very large risk of harming Medicare beneficiaries. Instead, CMS should spend its time and efforts developing programs that will reduce the dramatically higher treatment costs that result from not providing intermittent catheters to beneficiaries when they are needed."

"VGM Government Relations appreciate all of the work that Brian puts into all of these studies," says John Gallagher. "His studies are always impeccably researched and documented with CMS and HHS' own data. This study came at the perfect time and allows the industry to stay proactive on an issue that can cause a lot of problems in the future."

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