CHA News Article

CMS Announces DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Timeline

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the bidding timeline for round 2 recompete of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program. The deadline for suppliers to submit bids is March 25. CMS will announce contract suppliers in 2016.

Numerous CHA member hospitals have reported difficulty obtaining DME for Medicare patients since the implementation of the competitive bidding program in 2013. CHA has been in ongoing communication with representatives of Palmetto GBA, the California competitive bidding implementation contractor, as well as with staff of CMS Region IX and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. CHA encourages members to continue to report problems and concerns to Palmetto and to CHA. For additional information, contact CHA.