CHA News Article

Competitive Bidding Recompete for DMEPOS to Begin Soon

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging suppliers to begin preparations for the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program round two recompete, which will start soon. 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’s Pat Blaisdell.