CMS Grants 60-Day Extension for DMEPOS Competitive Bidding
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is extending the deadline for the first round of competitive bidding for suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) for an additional 60 days. All bids are now due by 9 p.m. Sept. 25.
Suppliers who have already submitted their bids may revise and resubmit their bids until the new deadline, the CMS said. Suppliers that resubmit bids must submit a new certification statement.
Suppliers must first register and receive a user ID and password before they can access the internet-based bid submission system. The registration deadline is now Aug. 27.
Suppliers must be accredited or pending accreditation to submit a bid and will need to be accredited to be awarded a contract. The accreditation deadline is now Oct. 31.
More information on registration and participation in the program can be found at www.dmecompetitivebid.com/cbic/cbic.nsf/(pages)/home.