The Medicare program saw lower prices for durable medical equipment after two rounds of the Competitive Bidding Program, reports HealthPayer Intelligence.

While commercial payers from 2011 to 2016 experienced more price reductions for rentals on CPAP machined classified as E0470 devices, Medicare reductions were not far off. Medicare experienced price reductions of 5.9 percent on the E0470 devices and commercial payers saw price reductions of 6.4 percent.