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“While we understand that there have been some problems with implementation, we believe these problems can be addressed without legislatively delaying both rounds of the DMEPOS competitive bidding program,” the five senators said. The first round is to start July 1. The second round, announced in January, would expand the program into 70 areas.

The letter was written by Sens. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Larry Craig (R-Idaho), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Bidding saves money, improves the accuracy of payments, and helps fight fraud, the lawmakers said.

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