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Round 1 Recompete for Competitive Bidding Announced

Apr 24, 2012

DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Round 1 Recompete Announced

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.  The Round 1 Recompete product categories are below and to view the actual HCPCS codes included in these categories, click here:

Respiratory Equipment and Related Supplies and Accessories
o Includes oxygen, oxygen equipment, and supplies; continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices, respiratory assist devices (RADs), and related supplies and accessories; and standard nebulizers

Standard Mobility Equipment and Related Accessories
o Includes walkers, standard power and manual wheelchairs, scooters, and related accessories

General Home Equipment and Related Supplies and Accessories
o Includes hospital beds and related accessories, group 1 and 2 support surfaces, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices, commode chairs, patient lifts, and seat lifts

Enteral Nutrients, Equipment and Supplies

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps and Related Supplies and Accessories

External Infusion Pumps and Supplies

CMS is conducting the Round 1 Recompete in the same competitive bidding areas (CBAs) as the Round 1 Rebid.

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