The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced today the contract suppliers for Round 2 and the national mail-order program of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (“DMEPOS”) Competitive Bidding Program. As of April 9, 2013, there are 799 suppliers that have been awarded contracts in this round, and these contracts will affect suppliers and beneficiaries in 91 competitive bidding areas. Additionally, CMS announced 18 suppliers that accepted contracts to provide mail-order diabetic testing supplies at competitively bid prices nationwide.
Round 2 of the competitive bidding program and the national mail-order program will go into effect July 1, 2013. Based on bids submitted by these suppliers, beneficiaries and Medicare will see prices, on average, 45% lower than Medicare currently pays for the same items included in the Round 2 areas and 72% lower on mail-order diabetic testing supplies nationwide.
A list of contract supplier names is available at www.dmecompetitivebid.com. Contract supplier locations for each product category in each competitive bidding area can be found in the Supplier Directory at www.medicare.gov/supplier.
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