CMS Sets Timeline for Round 1 Rebid

In a list-serv message this afternoon, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the following timeline for the Round 1 rebid of Medicare’s DMEPOS competitive bidding program:

8/3/2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces timeline/schedule of education events, begins bidder education campaign

8/17/2009
Registration for user IDs and passwords begins.

9/30/2009
Last day for DMEPOS suppliers to get accredited

10/2/2009
DMEPOS supplier surety bond deadline

10/21/2009
CMS opens 60-day bid window for Round 1 Rebid

11/21/2009
Covered Document Review Date for bidders to submit financial documents

12/21/2009
60-day bid window closes

June 2010
CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting process

September 2010
CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier education campaign

Early Fall 2010
CMS begins supplier, referral agent, and beneficiary education campaign

1/1/2011
New program begins!

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