CMS announces plans for second phase of DMEPOS competitive bidding

January 10, 2008

CMS announces second round of Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the 70 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and eight product categories that will be part of the second phase of competitive bidding for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) furnished to Medicare beneficiaries under Medicare Part B. The 70 MSAs, plus the 10 MSAs included in the first phase of competitive bidding, will bring the total number of MSAs in the program to 80. For more information, visit www.cms.hhs.gov/competitiveAcqforDMEPOS,