“On August 3, 2009 CMS issued the bidding timeline for the Round 1 Rebid of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.” (www.dmecompetitivebid.com)
This timeline is as follows:
August 17, 2009 Registration for user Ids and passwords begins.
September 30, 2009 Last Day for DMEPOS suppliers to get accredited.
October 2, 2009 DMEPOS supplier surety bond deadline.
October 21, 2009 CMA opens 60-day bid window for Round 1 Rebid
November 21, 2009 Covered Document Review Date to submit financial documents
December 21, 2009 60-day bid window closes
June 2010 CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting
September 2010 CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier
January 1, 2011 New Program Begins!
Originally there were ten Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) included in Round 1 of the Competitive Bidding Program but this time around Puerto Rico is excluded leaving these MSAs:
Note: These bidding areas are identified by counties and zip codes. A list of Round 1 Rebid Zip codes can be found at www.dmecompetitivebid.com in the section titled Competitive Bidding Areas which is under the About the Program area.
If you are a supplier who wants to bid you need to be prepared now!
Here are four key things you must have in place to qualify for the competitive bidding program:
Now you know where you stand if you are in the Round 1 Rebid MSAs and what is required of those of you who will fall in the successive rebid rounds. It can be confusing as there is definitely a lot that is required.
SCMI’s team of DME consulting specialists can assist you in your competitive bidding program preparation.
Our team has over 75 years of experience in DME.
Call our office at 1-888-556-2203 for more information on SCMI’s competitive bidding preparation, DME accreditation services and more.
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