Three DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Reminders for Round 1 2017
We have three reminders of interest to suppliers that are considering participating in Round 1 2017 of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program.
The Covered Document Review Date (CDRD) is Monday, November 16, 2015
The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) must receive your hardcopy financial documents on or before Monday, November 16, 2015, in order for the documents to be eligible for a covered document review and for you to be notified of any missing financial documents. Send your required hardcopy financial documents TODAY! Packages received after the CDRD will not be considered for a covered document review regardless of reason or mode of delivery.
Registration Closes on Friday, November 20, 2015
In order to submit a bid for Round 1 2017 of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, you are required to obtain a user ID and password to access the online DMEPOS bidding system (DBidS). If you haven’t already, you must first register in the Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system and then add the DBidS application to your profile. You will not be able to bid if you do not complete registration on time. Registration for Round 1 2017 of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program will close on FRIDAY, November 20, 2015, at 9 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time – no authorized officials, backup authorized officials, or end users can register after registration closes. To register, click here.
Update and Maintain Your Enrollment Data
We would also like to remind you that, to be awarded a contract, you must meet the applicable enrollment requirements by the close of the bid window – December 16, 2015.
- Review and update your enrollment records. Suppliers must maintain accurate information on their CMS-855S enrollment application with the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) and in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS). We will validate your bid data against your enrollment record in PECOS during bid evaluation. If it is not current or accurate, your bid(s) may be disqualified.
- Get Licensed. Supplier locations must be licensed as applicable by the state in which it furnishes, or will furnish, products and services under the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.
- Get Accredited. Supplier locations must be accredited by a CMS-approved accrediting organization for the products and services it furnishes, or will furnish, under the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.
In addition to viewing the information on the CBIC website, suppliers are encouraged to call the CBIC customer service center toll-free, at 877-577-5331 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Hours are extended to 9 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time during the last two weeks of the Round 1 2017 registration and bidding windows.