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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.

Bid Smart 2019 Summit Highlights

This summer, industry experts gathered in Dallas and Nashville to discuss in‐depth the big changes coming to Competitive Bidding this summer—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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Dallas, Texas

Following the well attended Summit in Nashville, a second full-day Summit was held in Dallas to give the HME community one more chance to get up to speed on the changes to the bidding program for Round 2021. To learn more about this Summit and download the various tools, click the link below:

Nashville, TN

Industry experts kicked off the summer in Nashville, TN with a full-day education summit to discuss changes 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). To learn more about this Summit and download the various tools, click the link below:

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Bid Smart 2019 Tools

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. For more information on how to use the calculator tools, be sure to watch the “How To” video here.

 

Video Tutorials

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.

 

Bid Smart 2019 Webinar Recording

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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