CMS: Registration for Round 2 begins next week
BALTIMORE – CMS today posted a more detailed timeline for Round 2 of competitive bidding to www.dmecompetitivebid.com.
The timeline is as follows:
Dec. 5, 2011: Registration for user IDs and passwords begins
Dec. 22, 2011: Authorized officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
Jan. 12, 2012: Backup authorized officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
Jan. 30, 2012: CMS opens 60-day bid window for Round 2 and national mail-order competition
Feb. 9, 2012: Registration closes
Feb. 29, 2012: Covered document review date for bidders to submit financial documents
March 30, 2012: 60-day bid window closes
CMS also posted this extended timeline:
Fall 2012: CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting process
Spring 2013: CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier education campaign
Spring 2013: CMS begins supplier, referral agent and beneficiary education campaign
July 1, 2013: Implementation of competitive bidding program for Round 2 and mail order competitive contract and prices.
CMS noted that these are target dates. “Actual date will be announced through listserv notice,” the agency stated.