CMS announces DMEPOS competitive bidding timeline
BALTIMORE – Registration for the Round 2 recompete opens Dec. 18, and the bid window opens Jan. 22, 2015, CMS announced yesterday.
“Today marks another step forward in ensuring access to quality health care for millions of Medicare beneficiaries, stated CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.
The seven product categories included in the Round 2 recompete are: enteral nutrients and equipment; general home equipment; nebulizers; negative pressure wound therapy pumps; respiratory equipment; standard mobility equipment; and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation devices.
The Round 1 recompete has saved Medicare $580 million over three years, according to CMS. Round 1 and the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies have saved Medicare $2 billion during the first year.
Round 2 recompete timeline:
Registration for user IDs and passwords opens
Authorized officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
Backup authorized officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
CMS opens bid window for Round 2 recompete and the national mail-order recompete
Covered document review date for bidders to submit financial documents
Bid window closes
- Winter 2016
CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting process
- Spring 2016
CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier education campaign
- Spring 2016
CMS begins supplier, referral agent, and beneficiary education campaign
To enroll, suppliers must provide the following on their CMS -855S application:
- Contact information (name, social security number, and date of birth) for authorized official(s) and correspondence address.
- Products and services furnished by the enrolled location(s).
- Each state in which the enrolled location(s) provides items and services.
- Complete listing of authorized officials.
For CMS’s fact sheet: http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2014-Fact-s...