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Round 1 2017

CMS Awards Contracts for the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program

Round 1 2017 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the contract suppliers for Round 1 2017 of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program. Contract supplier locations for each product category and competitive bidding areas are now available in the Medicare Supplier Directory website at http://www.medicare.gov/supplier/

View the fact sheet for additional information.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required by law to recompete contracts under the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program at least once every three years. The Round 1 Recompete contract period for all product categories expires on December 31, 2016. Round 1 2017 contracts are scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2017. 

CMS is conducting the Round 1 2017 competition for eight product categories in the same nine metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) as the Round 1 Recompete . Round 1 2017 competitive bidding areas (CBAs) have nearly the same ZIP codes as the Round 1 Recompete CBAs.  However, certain ZIP codes have changed since Round 1 Recompete and CMS has updated the CBAs to reflect the changes. Also, CBAs that were located in multi-state MSAs have been defined so that no CBA is included in more than one state. As a result, the number of CBAs expanded from nine CBAs in Round 1 Recompete to 13 CBAs  in the Round 1 2017 competition.

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