This 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.
The bid calculators available on this page are intended to provide the following information for prospective bidders:
Calculations of all SPAs in a product category based on the bid for the lead item (a tool that’s also available on CBIC’s website).
An approximation of how the SPAs compare to the current 2019 Medicare rates.
This is a preliminary tool 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.
Non-Lead Item Calculators
Instructions on how to use the non-lead item calculators are included in the calculator file.