CMS announces bid timeline

Thursday, August 16, 2012

BALTIMORE – CMS will open the bid window for the Round 1 re-compete on Oct. 15, the agency announced this afternoon.

CMS announced a re-compete for the first nine competitive bidding areas in April. The re-compete includes about 300 product codes in six product categories.

Other important dates announced:

Aug. 20: registration begins

Sept. 7: authorized officials are encouraged to register by this date

Oct. 19: registration closes

Nov. 14: deadline for covered document review date

Dec. 14: bid window closes

CMS plans to announce the single payment amounts and begin the contracting process in spring 2013, and announce the contract suppliers in fall 2013.

The contracts will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014.

CMS also announced a bidder education program, including webcasts available 24 hours per day/seven days a week.

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