CMS Announces Webcast Series for Round 2021 of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is launching a series of three webcasts as part of its education program to assist bidders and sureties on key components of the Round 2021 bidding process.

May 14, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT – Bid Surety Bond and Lead Item Pricing

May 21, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT – Preparing and Submitting Financial Documents

May 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT – Registering and Submitting a Bid

While we will be accepting questions during the webcast, we encourage you to submit your questions in advance to with “Webcast Question” in the subject line. Your questions do not need to be limited to the topics included in the webcasts, but should pertain to Round 2021. We also encourage you to visit the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) website for numerous tools and resources on bid surety bonds (e.g., a bid surety bond template and FAQs), lead item pricing (e.g., a fact sheet and calculator), required financial documents, and much more. A copy of each webcast and responses to questions will also be posted on the CBIC website.

Registration for the Bid Surety Bond and Lead Item Pricing webcast can be completed by clicking here and entering your information in the required fields. Other information such as resources and audio requirements are also on the registration page. Registration for the other two webcasts will provided at a later date.

As a reminder, the CBIC is the official information source for bidders and bidder education. CMS cautions bidders about potential inaccurate information concerning the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program posted on websites other than the CBIC website. Bidders that rely on this information in the preparation or submission of their bids could be at risk of submitting a non-compliant bid.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call the CBIC customer service center at 877-577-5331 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

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Updated: 05/01/2019