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
CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting process
CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier education campaign
Early Fall 2010
CMS begins supplier, referral agent, and beneficiary education campaign
New program begins!