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DME Competitive Bidding Program Education

This 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.

Check out the Bid Calculators

The bid calculators are preliminary tools to help prospective bidders understand how a bid for the lead item impacts the rest of the items (non-lead items) in the product category and how those SPAs would compare to current Medicare rates.

This is not a customized calculator for your business and does not include considerations of your particular business operations. We recommend you consider your own business operations when using the calculators on this page.

Get Educated!

A series of video tutorials discussing the major changes coming to the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding program this year, are now available. Cara Bachenheimer, Head of Government Affairs at Brown & Fortunato narrates three short videos explaining Lead Item Pricing, Maximum Winning Bid, and the Higher Bid Ceiling. And Mark Higley from the VGM Group discusses the bid surety bond and how it will impact the next round.

During this hour-long webinar, industry insiders hold an in‐depth discussion about major, upcoming changes to DME Competitive Bidding including lead item pricing, the end of median bidding, bid surety bonds, and the use of single payment amounts (SPAs) to set rates in noncompetitive bidding areas (non‐CBAs).

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