CMS reveals number of round one bidders offered contracts

Sunday, March 30, 2008

ARLINGTON, Va. - Prompted by a request from the American Association for Homecare, CMS on Friday posted information about the number of HME providers that were offered contracts, sorted by product category and by competitive bidding area for Round One. The chart is posted on the front page of .

The bulletin from CMS reads:

"Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Contract Offers for Round 1
Bidding suppliers and supplier associations have requested information on the number of suppliers offered contracts by product category and Competitive Bidding Area (CBA) for round one of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. In response to these requests, we have posted a chart listing the number of contract offers for each product category in each CBA.

The information in this chart represents the number of contract offers, NOT the actual number of contracts that will be awarded. In addition, this information does not represent the number of supplier locations for each supplier entity/organization. Some supplier entities have a number of locations throughout a CBA that would be servicing the area if a contract is awarded."