CMS Announces Round 2021 Single Payment Amounts and Begins Offering Contracts

On October 27, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the single payment amounts (SPAs) for the Off-The-Shelf (OTS) Back Braces and OTS Knee Braces product categories included in Round 2021 of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) and began awarding contracts in certain competitive bidding areas (CBAs).

Winning bidders for the OTS Back and Knee Brace product categories have received Round 2021 contract offers in Connexion, the DMEPOS CBP’s secure portal. Winning bidders need to respond to the contract offers no later than 8:59:59 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time on November 10, 2020

There will be no Round 2021 competitive bidding contracts awarded for product categories other than OTS Back Braces and OTS Knee Braces. Please see the CMS announcement for additional information. Round 2021 contracts will be effective on January 1, 2021. CMS plans to announce the contract suppliers later this fall. Learn about contract supplier obligations and more on the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) website.

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Updated: 10/27/2020