Episode 33: Bid Smart 2019, A Competitive Bidding Program Round 2021 Update

Published in Member Communities on June 06, 2019

VP of Regulatory Affairs at VGM, Mark Higley, gives an update on Round 2021 of the Competitive Bidding Program. In early March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced major changes to the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program for 2021, including plans to consolidate the competitive bidding areas (CBAs) included in the Round 2 Re‐compete and Round 1 2017 DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) into a single round of competition named “Round 2021.”

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