ROUND 1 Recompete
On 4/17/2012, CMS announced plans to recompete the supplier contracts awarded in the Round 1 Rebid of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. CMS is required by law to recompete contracts under the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program at least once every three years. The Round 1 Rebid contract period for all product categories, except mail order diabetic supplies expires on Dec 31, 2013.
To ensure that suppliers have ample time to prepare for the competition, CMS announced the following next steps for the program:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces bidding timeline, begins bidder education program
Registration for user IDs and passwords begins
Authorized Officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
Backup Authorized Officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
CMS opens 60-day bid window for Round 1 Recompete
Covered document review date for bidders to submit financial documents
60-day bid window closes
Spring 2013* (Spring Ends 6/20/2013)
CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting process
CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier education campaign.
CMS begins supplier, referral agent, and beneficiary education campaign
January 1, 2014*
Implementation of Round 1 Recompete contracts and prices