New DME Competitive Bidding Program Education Website
This new website is a collaboration between leading industry trade organizations to help prepare Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers for Medicare's next round of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program by compiling publicly available information in one place.
The website features 2019 Bid Tools including webinars, new bid calculators, prerequisites to bids, bid timelines and more, all in one location.
3/7/2019: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces the pre-bidding supplier awareness program
5/7/2019: CMS announces bidding timeline and begins bidder education program
6/10/2019*: Registration window opens for the DMEPOS Bidding System, DBidS, and Connexion, the program’s secure portal
7/16/2019*: Bid window opens
8/16/2019*: DBidS registration closes (Connexion registration always remains open)
8/19/2019*: Covered document review date for bidders to upload financial documents in Connexion
9/18/2019*: Bid window closes
Fall 2019*: Preliminary bid evaluation notification
Summer 2020*: CMS announces single payment amounts and begins contracting process
Fall 2020*: CMS announces contract suppliers
1/1/2021: Implementation of Round 2021 contracts and prices
* Dates listed are target dates. Actual dates will be announced through listserv notice. Subscribe for Email Updates to receive important updates regarding the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.
The bid calculator is designed to be an analytical and educational tool that prospective bidders can use to help them prepare to submit bids to the Medicare DME CBP. The bid calculator does not suggest specific bids, nor does it provide bidders information about their specific businesses; it compiles publicly available information from government web sites. There is no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. Individuals and firms using the bid calculator assume any and all risk associated with use of the bid calculator and any information derived from use of the bid calculator. The web site sponsors assume no liability for any damages (general, special, incidental or consequential) arising out of the use or inability to use the bid calculator. The bid calculator, and all information on this web site, are not intended, nor should it be construed to be legal advice.
The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) is the official information source for bidders and bidder education. Bidders are responsible for their bids and should consult their own counsel for legal advice or the CBIC.