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:

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

Registration for user IDs and passwords begins.

Last day for DMEPOS suppliers to get accredited

DMEPOS supplier surety bond deadline

CMS opens 60-day bid window for Round 1 Rebid

Covered Document Review Date for bidders to submit financial documents

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

New program begins!

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