Competitive Bidding Areas
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) consolidated the competitive bidding areas (CBAs) included in Round 1 2017 and Round 2 Recompete by conducting Round 2021 in the same geographic areas for a total of 130 CBAs (listed below). Contracts for off-the-shelf (OTS) back braces and OTS knee braces were not awarded in three of the 130 CBAs where savings would not be achieved (see list below). Please see the CMS announcement for additional information. The CBAs are identified by counties and ZIP codes.
A CBA is an area where only Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program contract suppliers may furnish competitively bid lead and non-lead items to beneficiaries unless an exception is permitted by regulations. CBAs are based on metropolitan statistical areas, which are areas designated by the Office of Management and Budget, that include major cities and their surrounding suburban areas.
Round 2021 CBAs have nearly the same ZIP codes as CBAs in Round 1 2017 and Round 2 Recompete. However, if certain ZIP codes have changed, we have updated the CBAs to reflect the changes. For example, if a ZIP code within a CBA was split into two new ZIP codes, we included both new ZIP codes in that CBA. Also, if a ZIP code was deleted (no longer valid with the United States Postal Service) from an area, we removed that ZIP code from the CBA. To determine whether a specific ZIP code is included in the competitive bidding program, you may use the Find a CBA lookup tool on the right or refer to the following Round 2021 ZIP code file below.
The table below identifies the
130 127 CBAs included in Round 2021. To view a map image for a CBA, click on its CBA name in the table below. Each map is representative of the area included in the CBA, but may not depict the exact boundaries of the ZIP codes making up the CBA.
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (only knee braces)
Colorado Springs, CO (removed from Round 2021)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (only knee braces)
District of Columbia
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (only back braces)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL (only back braces)
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL (only back braces)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (removed from Round 2021)
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (only back braces)
Ocala, FL (only back braces)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (only back braces)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL (only back braces)
Honolulu, HI (only back braces)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA (only knee braces)
Bristol County, MA (only knee braces)
Worcester, MA (removed from Round 2021)
Jackson, MS (only back braces)
Jersey City-Newark, NJ (only back braces)
Port Chester-White Plains-Yonkers, NY (only knee braces)
Suffolk County, NY (only knee braces)
Chattanooga, TN (only knee braces)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (only knee braces)
Vancouver, WA (only knee braces)
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