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Timeline

3/7/2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces the pre-bidding supplier awareness program

5/7/2019
CMS announces bidding timeline and begins bidder education program

6/10/2019
Registration window opens for the DMEPOS Bidding System, DBidS, and Connexion, the program’s secure portal

7/16/2019
Bid window opens

8/16/2019
DBidS registration closes (Connexion registration always remains open)

8/19/2019
Covered document review date for bidders to upload financial documents in Connexion

9/18/2019
Bid window closes

10/31/2019
Notice to substantiate your bid(s)

11/15/2019
Notice of covered document review findings

12/3/2019
Notice of preliminary bid evaluation

10/27/2020
CMS announces single payment amounts and begins contracting process

11/20/2020
CMS announces contract suppliers

1/1/2021
Implementation of Round 2021 contracts and prices

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Updated: 11/20/2020