Eliminating Waste and Fraud in Medicare: An Examination of Prior Authorization Requirements for Power Mobility Devices

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Time: 02:30 PM

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Member Statements

  1. Senator Herb Kohl D (WI)

Witnesses

  1. Deborah Taylor
    Chief Financial Officer and Director,Office of Financial Management,Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    US Department of Health and Human Services
    Baltimore , MD
  2. Paul Hughes, MD
    Medical Director, National Heritage Insurance Company
    , Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor, Jurisdiction A
    Lextington , SC
  3. Stephen Peake, D.Ph., MD
    Medical Director, Senior Care Division
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Chattanooga , TN
  4. Michael Clark
    JD, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
    The SCOOTER Store
    New Braunfels , TX
  5. Jerome Epplin, MD
    FAAFM, Family Practitioner
    Litchfield Family Practice Center
    Litchfield , IL