CMS extends bid deadline

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BALTIMORE – CMS has pushed back the deadline to submit bids for the Round 2 re-compete by a day.

In an announcement this morning, the agency said that, due to technical difficulties yesterday, the bid window will now close at 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 26.

The deadline for submitting hardcopy documents is unchanged: The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor must receive all packages no later than 12 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 25.

Providers are submitting bids for seven product categories in 117 competitive bidding areas, as well as mail-order contracts for diabetes supplies nationwide.

CMS expects to announce the single payment amounts for the Round 2 re-compete and begin the contracting process in the winter of 2016.

Providers can contact the CBIC customer service center with questions at 877-577-5331 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.