DMEPOS competitive bidding program logs 26% discount in first round

April 14, 2008

The feds have released the pricing for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies for the first round of competitive bidding

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected who the first-round winning suppliers are in its durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) program. CMS said thanks to their low bids, Medicare beneficiaries will pay on average 26% less than their current fee schedule for 10 product categories. The first round covered the following cities: Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburg, Riverside, and San Juan. DMEPOS suppliers are now being notified and asked to sign a contract before CMS announces their names to the public.