In CMS
Jan 8th, 2019
If you are a durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) company who is in Medicare’s Competitive Bidding program, your contract expired on Dec. 31, 2018. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says there is a temporary 2-year gap in the entire program, expected to end on Dec. 31, 2020. This means, ...
Aug 31st, 2018
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Unless you’re a healthcare worker using durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) or are a home healthcare company, you probably have no idea what Medicare’s DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) is or how it affects healthcare equipment suppliers and patients. Frankly, it’s been a thorn in the sides of many DMEPOS companies for ...
In Coding
Apr 27th, 2012
To help Medicare set appropriate payment rates for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced plans to recompete the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program contracts in nine areas. DMEPOS: Next Steps for Bidding Program was last modified: January 17th, 2015 by admin aapc...
In Billing
Aug 31st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun the second phase of an expansion of a competitive bidding program aimed at lowering costs for quality durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). The competitive bidding program uses competitions between suppliers to set new, lower payment rates for certain medical equipment and supplies, such ...
In CMS
Nov 12th, 2010
Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, Medicare beneficiaries in nine areas across the country will see prices for certain medical items and supplies, on average, 32 percent lower than Medicare currently pays for the same items, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The public health agency that operates under the U.S. Department of ...