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Timeline

Bidding Timeline for the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program

Round 2 and National Mail-Order Competitions

Timeline

  • 11/30/2011           
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces bidding timeline, begins bidder education program
  • 12/5/2011
    Registration for user IDs and passwords begins
  • 12/22/2011
    Authorized Officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
  • 1/12/2012
    Backup Authorized Officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
  • 1/30/2012
    CMS opens 60-day bid window for Round 2 and National Mail-order Competitions
  • 2/9/2012
    Registration closes
  • 2/29/2012
    Covered Document Review Date for bidders to submit financial documents
  • 3/30/2012
    60-day bid window closes
  • 1/30/2013
    CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting process
  • 4/9/2013
    CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier education campaign
  • 4/9/2013
    CMS intensifies supplier, referral agent, and beneficiary education campaign
  • July 1, 2013
    Implementation of Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Round 2 and National Mail-Order Competition contracts and prices

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