Companies should begin the initial registration process to participate in Medicare's durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said.
Interested suppliers are to submit their bids using an internet application, the agency said. Suppliers must complete initial registration in the internet application to get a user ID and password; however, the ID and password cannot be used before the bidding window opens.
Bidding is currently scheduled to open late this month, the CMS said (FDAnews Device Daily Bulletin, April 10) ( http://www.fdanews.com/dailies/device/3_71/news/68383-1.html ). It recommended suppliers register "well before the bid window opens" to avoid a delay in being able to submit bids. "Suppliers need to complete this initial registration process early," it said.