Medicare announces over 320 winning suppliers for DMEPOS bid program

CMS announed the names of the 325 winning suppliers that have signed contracts with Medicare to provide DMEPOS.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the names of the 325 suppliers that have signed contracts with Medicare to provide certain durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) to beneficiaries in 10 communities across the United States at significantly lower prices than patients are paying now.

The competitive bidding program for this first round goes into effect on July 1.

In order to participate in the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, suppliers must meet quality standards and be accredited by a CMS-approved Deemed Accreditation Organization. Suppliers that are interested in bidding in the second round of the program must be aware of changes to two key deadlines: Suppliers must be accredited or have applied for accreditation by July 21 (change from May 14) to submit a bid for the second round. Suppliers will need to be accredited to be awarded a contract. The accreditation deadline for the second round is January 14, 2009, (change from October 31, 2008).