Competitive-Bidding
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Round 2 Competitive Bidding

Round 2 of Competitive Bidding is set to begin in the Summer of 2013. The estimated timeline available from CMS at this time is below. As more information and an accurate timeline is given, this information will be updated.

Summer 2011

  • CMS begins pre-bidding supplier awareness program

Fall 2011

  • CMS announces bidding schedule
  • CMS begins bidder education program
  • Bidder registration period to obtain user ID and passwords begins

Winter 2012

  • Bidding begins
  • Product catgories included in Round 2 of Competitive Bidding as below:
  • Oxygen Supplies and Equipment
  • Standard (Power and Manual) Wheelchairs, Scooters, and Related Accessories
  • Enteral Nutrients, Equipment and Supplies
  • CPAP Devices, Respiratory Assist Devices, and Related Supplies and Accessories
  • Hospital Beds and Related Accessories
  • Walkers and Related Accessories
  • Support Surfaces (Group 2 Mattresses and Overlays)
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Pumps and Related Supplies and Accessories

The national mail-order competition of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program includes diabetic testing supplies and occurs at the same time as the Round 2 competition. The national mail-order competition includes all parts of the United States, including the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.

To access documents pertaining to Round 2 (zip codes, HCPCS codes, National Mail-Order Diabetic program information, etc) see below.