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Non-Contract Suppliers

Below you will find resources pertaining to non-contract suppliers. Please visit the CMS website for additional resources for non-contract suppliers.



PDF Change of Ownership (CHOW) Fact Sheet (PDF, PDF - 134 KB)
A DMEPOS supplier participating in the competitive bidding program that is negotiating a change of ownership (CHOW) must notify CMS 60 days before the anticipated date of the change. This fact sheet explains how to notify CMS, the process for transferring a contract, and the requirements to effectuate the transfer.
04/30/2018
PDF Exemptions from the Requirement to be a Contract Supplier for Competitively Bid Items and Service - Round 2 Recompete and the National Mail-Order Recompete (PDF, PDF - 61 KB)
Non-contract suppliers that furnish competitively bid items in a competitive bidding area (CBA) are not eligible for Medicare Part B payment for the competitively bid items for that CBA unless one or more of the exceptions listed applies.
12/11/2014
PDF Exemptions from the Requirement to Be a Contract Supplier for Competitively Bid Items and Services - Round 1 2017 (PDF, PDF - 201 KB)
Non-contract suppliers that furnish competitively bid items in a CBA are not eligible for Medicare Part B payment for the competitively bid items for that CBA unless one or more of the exemptions listed applies.
08/11/2015
Grandfathering Requirements for Non-Contract Suppliers Fact SheetOpen in New Window
Non-contract suppliers that furnish competitively bid rented DME or oxygen and oxygen equipment to beneficiaries in CBAs must: (1) decide if they will elect to become grandfathered suppliers, (2) notify beneficiaries of their grandfathering decisions, and (3) fulfill other requirements as described in this fact sheet...
11/30/2017
Hospitals That Are Not Contract SuppliersOpen in New Window
For the first phase of competitive bidding, one exception allows hospitals to furnish competitively bid walkers in a CBA to their own patients without submitting a bid and being selected as a contract supplier.
04/25/2016
Non-Contract Supplier Fact SheetOpen in New Window
Under the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, beneficiaries with Original Medicare who obtain competitive bidding items in designated CBAs are required to obtain these items from a contract supplier, unless an exception applies. This fact sheet contains important information for suppliers that do not become contract suppliers...
04/17/2013
Physicians and Other Treating Practitioners Who Are Enrolled as Medicare DMEPOS SuppliersOpen in New Window
Physicians and other treating practitioners who are enrolled as Medicare DMEPOS suppliers may furnish certain competitively bid items in a CBA to their own patients without submitting a bid and being selected as a contract supplier if specific requirements are met.
04/25/2016
PDF Subcontracting of DMEPOS Services - Round 1 2017 (PDF, PDF - 197 KB)
The "primary supplier" of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) is the Medicare-enrolled DMEPOS supplier that furnishes the items and bills Medicare for reimbursement.
08/11/2015
PDF Subcontracting of DMEPOS Services - Round 2 Recompete and the National Mail-Order Recompete (PDF, PDF - 69 KB)
The "primary supplier" of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) is the Medicare-enrolled DMEPOS supplier that furnishes the items and bills Medicare for reimbursement.
03/15/2016
Traveling Beneficiary Fact SheetOpen in New Window
This fact sheet is designed to provide education to Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers that provide items to Medicare beneficiaries who reside in or travel to competitive bidding areas. It includes information on how to determine whether a beneficiary is in a traveling status, how to properly bill Medicare for the item, and how Medicare will determine the payment amount.
11/30/2017

last updated on 04/30/2018

 

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