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CMS Announces Timeline for the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Round 1 2017 Competition; Begins Bidder Education Program

Bidding Timeline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the bidding timeline for Round 1 2017 of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. To view the timeline, click here.

Bidder Education Program
CMS has also launched a comprehensive bidder education program. This program is designed to ensure that DMEPOS suppliers interested in bidding receive the information and assistance they need to submit complete bids in a timely manner.

The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) is the official information source for bidders and the focal point for bidder education. The CBIC website,, features an array of important and helpful information for suppliers, including bidding rules, user guides, fact sheets, checklists, and bid preparation worksheets. To sign up to receive key registration and bidding information, subscribe to E-Mail Updates on the CBIC website.

In addition to viewing the information on the CBIC website, suppliers are encouraged to call the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) customer service center toll-free at 877-577-5331. During registration and bidding periods, the customer service center will be open between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Hours are extended to 9 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time during the last two weeks of the registration and bidding windows.

To view the Press Release, please click here.

To view the Fact Sheet, please click here

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