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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on GAO's analysis of the Medicare and Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) payment rates, focusing on: (1) the comparability of the Medicare and VA home oxygen patient populations used in GAO's analysis; (2) differences in the frequency and quality of services Medicare and VA expect from their suppliers; (3) differences in the use of portable oxygen equipment and supplies by Medicare and VA patients; and (4) the rates paid for home oxygen by other insurers.

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