Ompetitive Bidding and Long-Term Cost Savings

Please Read the Attachment GAO report titled a?Medicare: Issues for Manufacturer-Level Competitive Bidding for Durable Medical Equipment
Take a position on whether competitive bidding provides long-term cost savings when Medicare patients are being limited to the use of the lowest bidders for durable medical equipment. Support your position.

Elaborate on whether or not competitive bidding will remain a viable alternative when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is fully implemented in 2014. Support your position.