A Dobson | DaVanzo report entitled, "Access to Home Medical Equipment: Survey of Beneficiary, Case Manager, and Supplier Experiences", was released on October 12, 2017.
The analysis was based on a social media survey of beneficiaries, case managers/discharge planners, and suppliers. Over 1,000 responses were gathered in a 6-week time frame, indicating the power of social media to gather relatively large amounts of information in a short period of time. The report found that the Medicare Competitive Bidding (CB) process may require mid-course corrections in order to improve the beneficiary experience under CB. The report is available here.