On Friday afternoon, we were still awaiting official word, but it appears that CMS will require that HME providers who plan to submit bids for round 2 of national competitive bidding be accredited or apply to become accredited by May 14, 2008. To win a contract, providers must complete accreditation by Oct. 31, 2008. Both The VGM Group
Dracula full and the Medical Equipment Suppliers Association (MESA) reported the news today.
(to the first round's 10). With two months until May 14 and seven months until Oct. 31, I hope providers in Detroit, Tampa and other round 2 CBAs already have this ball rolling.