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CMS announces single payment amounts and begins contracting processSummer 2020
CMS announces contract suppliersFall 2020
Implementation of Round 2021 contracts and pricesJanuary 1, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the Round 2021 competition for 16 product categories. On April 9, 2020, the non-invasive ventilators product category was removed from Round 2021 due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic. This round of competition consolidates the competitive bidding areas (CBAs) that were included in Round 1 2017 and Round 2 Recompete. Round 2021 will include 130 CBAs.
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 contract periods for Round 1 2017, Round 2 Recompete, and the National Mail-Order Recompete expired on December 31, 2018. Round 2021 contracts are scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2021, and extend through December 31, 2023.
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